S Sreesanth To Donate Money To Indian Blind Cricket Team

Tahir Ibn Manzoor / 04 March 2017

The 34-year-old India fast bowler has made an appearance for the jewellery showrooms in Oman as he revealed he will donate the amount to India’s Twenty20 World Cup winning blind cricket team who thrash arch-rivals Pakistan by nine wickets at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru last month.

“I won’t disclose the figure I received for the promotional event, but whatever I have earned will be donated to India’s blind team,” Sreesanth was quoted as saying by mid-day.

It becomes pertinent that Sreesanth had also participated in the presentation ceremony when Australia blind team played India in Kochi in February this year.

However, Sreesanth said he also had an opportunity in the local club after he was invited to give some tips to the youngsters.

“I was also invited by a local club (not affiliated to Oman Cricket) to bowl at a few batsmen and the young men were impressed when I spoke on the game,” Sreesanth said.

According to a report, the right-arm fast bowler inaugurated several showrooms during his Oman trip.

On Saturday, Sreesanth sensed a sigh of relief, after Kerala High Court had issued a notice to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) following his challenge in the court on the lifetime ban which was imposed by board’s disciplinary committee for his involvement in the lucrative Indian Premier League in 2013.

Sreesanth played 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is for India in which he has claimed 169 wickets across all three formats.