Tainted Indian pacer, S Sreesanth has said he wants to return to the Indian Premier League (IPL), and probably play under Mahendra Singh Dhoni at Chennai Super Kings (CSK) or Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) or even Mumbai Indians. While CSK and Mumbai Indians have been two of the most successful teams in the history of the tournament, RCB failed to get their hands on the prize.
The BCCI banned S Sreesanth for life in August 2013 along with his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan for indulging in alleged spot-fixing in the IPL that year. But on March 15 2019, the Supreme Court set aside the BCCI disciplinary committee’s order.
Now, after getting a green flag by the Kerala Ranji Team, S Sreesanth has expressed his desire of playing in the Indian Premier League in CSK, RCB, or MI.
S Sreesanth Has Revealed His Aspirations Of Playing In The IPL
Sreesanth allegedly involved in a spot-fixing scandal that not only rocked the 2013 edition of the cash-rich T20 league but also saw Rajasthan Royals and CSK serve suspensions.
“Obviously I will put my name in the IPL 2021 auction,” Sreesanth told CricTracker in an Instagram live session.
“I will play for whatever team I get picked. But, as a cricket fan, it’s Men In Blue Mumbai Indians, because of Sachin Paaji, I played cricket to meet Sachin Tendulkar. If I get an opportunity to play for Mumbai Indians, why not, it will be a great thing to learn from Sachin paji from the dressing room,” Sreesanth added.
Spot Fixing Controversy A Stain For Indian Cricket
The 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing and betting case arose when the Delhi Police arrested three cricketers, Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, on the charges of alleged spot-fixing. The three represented the Rajasthan Royals in the 2013 Indian Premier League.
In July 2015, all three of them were cleared of all the charges after they were found not guilty by the Patiala House Courts. However, in January 2016, Chandila was given a life ban from all forms of cricket by the BCCI. In March 2019, the Supreme Court lifted the life ban imposed by BCCI on Sreesanth.
Over the years, Sreesanth felt frustrated, but as of now, he has a sigh of relief following a lengthy ban.