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Just want to play whatever cricket I can: Sreesanth after SC lifts life ban

Tags: India, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, match fixing

Published on: Mar 16, 2019

Relieved at the Supreme Court decision to lift the ban on him imposed by the BCCI over his alleged involvement in the spot-fixing scandal, S. Sreesanth has said that he is looking to get back to playing competitive cricket.

Relieved at the Supreme Court decision to lift the ban on him imposed by the BCCI over his alleged involvement in the spot-fixing scandal, S. Sreesanth has said that he is looking to get back to playing competitive cricket.

"If Leander Paes can win Grand Slams at 42, I can at least play some cricket at 36," the former India fast bowler was quoted as saying in a PTI report after the SC verdict. Sreesanth, Ankit Chavan and Ajit Chandila were suspended for life by BCCI for their alleged role in spot-fixing.

"I don't know what life has in store for me after all these years. It's six years and I haven't played cricket, which was my life. I hope that the BCCI respects the verdict of the country's highest court and allows me to at least get back to the cricket field.

"I hope that at least now I can walk to a school cricket ground and train there without being told that I am not allowed. I just want to play whatever cricket I can," a relieved Sreesanth added

The controversial cricketer, who was part of India's 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup winning squads, also felt that age should not be a factor in his comeback. "Your age is as much as you feel. I would again like to play club cricket in Scotland."

At his peak, Sreesanth represented India in 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20 Internationals.

--By A Cricket Correspondent

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