We don't think the BCCI will appeal against lifting the ban: Sreesanth's lawyer

We don’t think the BCCI will appeal against lifting the ban: Sreesanth’s lawyer

Sreesanth last played for India in the year 2011. He has played 27 Test matches, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is for India.

Shanthakumaran Sreesanth. (Photo by Manoj Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The Kerala High Courts decision to ask the BCCI to lift the ban on Indian pacer S. Sreesanth came as a huge sigh of relief to the family. Sreesanth last played an ODI in the year 2011 against Sri Lanka in the World Cup final, he was seen in whites a few months later, turning out against England at the Oval. The pacer was involved in the match fixing scandal during the 2013 IPL which broke the internet with shocking waves, and since then, haven’t played for India or at the domestic level.

“The Kerala High Court has given a beautiful judgement and we don’t think the Indian cricket board would appeal against this”, Sree’s lawyer, Sivan Madathil, speaking exclusively from the Kerala High Court, said.

Obviously it is a great news and we are all delighted with the news”, his wife, Bhuvaneshwari, speaking from her home when Sreesanth was being interviewed by the media persons, said. “Sree was in the court to-day and gave this good news”, she added.

Scotland connection

Sree was recently not allowed to play for Scottish club Glenrothes Cricket Club. “He has a busy schedule days ahead. Don’t know whether he would go there, but I want him to go there and play the matches”, the wife said.

“It is an open invitation and he can come and play the matches”, Eddie Gibbs, speaking from Scotland said exclusively. “However, there are only three games left of league season now. It seems little point for this season”, he further added.

It will be interesting to see whether the BCCI lifts the ban on Sreesanth or takes ‘wait and watch’ path. The BCCI has remained silent in the case of former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin.  Sreesanth has picked up 87 Test wickets at an average of 37.59 and 75 ODI’s victims at a strike rate of 33.00.