'The truth cannot be long hidden' - Sreesanth’s wife celebrates upliftment of his ban

‘The truth cannot be long hidden’ – Sreesanth’s wife celebrates upliftment of his ban

The speedster is now free to play cricket for India or any other domestic team from Monday (September 14).

Sreesanth along with his wife Bhuvneshwari Kumari
Sreesanth along with his wife Bhuvneshwari Kumari. (Photo by Prodip Guha/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Indian pacer S Sreesanth has been waiting for September 13, 2020, for the past several months as it marks the end of the seven-year ban imposed on him by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2013 for his involvement in the spot-fixing scandal. The speedster is now free to play cricket for India or any other domestic team from Monday (September 14).

BCCI’s disciplinary committee had found three Rajasthan Royals players– S. Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila guilty of being a part of the spot-fixing and as a result, the three were banned from playing any form of cricket for the rest of their lives. However, all the charges on the three players were removed by a Delhi trial court in 2015 due to lack of evidence. But no judgement was passed on their lifetime ban.

Sreesanth had challenged his life ban in the Supreme Court

After being free from the charges of cheating and spot-fixing, Sreesanth had challenged his life ban in the Supreme Court of India who in 2019 asked the cricket board to revisit the quantum of their punishment. The board later reduced Sreesanth’s life ban to seven years and thus the Kerala pacer can resume playing now.

To celebrate this happy moment, Sreesanth’s wife Bhuvneshwari Kumari took to Twitter to make a statement that finally the truth is out and justice has prevailed. Posting a picture of a small temple where Sreesanth’s cap of the Indian team is also placed, Bhuvneshwari wrote, “Three things cannot be long hidden :The Sun ,the moon, and the truth. Om Shanti”

Recently, conveying his happiness via his official Twitter handle, Sreesanth had also tweeted that he is now completely free and is looking forward to representing the sport he loves so dearly. He also indicated that he has just 5-7 years more to play his passion and will try to give his best for whichever he plays. In another tweet, the 37-year-old old reckoned that henceforth he will never ever cheat in the sport.

“I’m completely free of any charges and anything nd now gonna represent the sport I love the most. Will give my very best to every ball I ball even it’s just practice.just have another 5 to 7 years max to give it all I’ve got nd I will give the very best to any team I play,” Sreesanth tweeted.

“I will never ever cheat cricket even when I am playing a friendly match…I don’t ball easy ones or try to lose..so pls get that right with everyone..I’m completely free of any charges and anything nd now gonna represent the sport I love the most…I will give my very best to,” he added.