Sreesanth can play for Kerala in Ranji Trophy after ban ends

by Jun 18, 2020Sports0 comments

The fast bowler will be considered for the selection if it is able to demonstrate its physical state.

World Cup winner S. Sreesanth could make a dramatic return to cricket Ranji Trophy for Kerala in the upcoming Ranji Trophy season if he can prove his fitness. After initially receiving a lifetime ban for his alleged involvement in the IPLĀ  spot-fixing scandal, Sreesanth’s punishment was later cut to seven-year exile, ending in September this year.

Kerala fast bowler S. Sreesanth can return to the Kerala cricket team. Kerala Cricket Association has announced that Sreesanth will be on the team for the upcoming Ranji season. KCA says the only hurdle is testing fitness.

Sreesanth received a lifetime ban in 2013 following the IPL bribery scandal. The BCCI had shortened it for seven years. Banned this September. With this, Sreesanth will join the Kerala cricket team. He will play the next season of Ranji. The Kerala Cricket Association has reached an agreement in this regard. KCA officials have spoken to new coach Tinu John.

Once Sreesanth’s ban officially ends, the 37-year-old could be summoned to the probable camp where he will have to pass primarily a fitness test. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there is no clarity on when the domestic season will begin in India. However, the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) has decided to name a probable roster in advance with an eye toward ensuring that preseason preparations go as planned.

It is unclear if the Ranji season will occur due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but KCA will summon Sreesanth to the camp after his ban ends in September.

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