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Tainted Indian pacer, S Sreesanth has claimed that he is a firm believer of the fact that he can represent team India in the 2021 ICC World Test Championship final if team India qualifies for the final. Recently, after staying away from the sport for the majority of his career, Sreesanth was given a green flag by the Kerala Ranji team to represent them if he gets back to fitness.
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, S Sreesanth has said that he will prepare himself to get back in the Indian team as soon as possible and would like to represent them in the 2021 World Test Championship final.
S Sreesanth Opens Up On His Aspirations With Team India
“I’m not here to compete, I’m just here to help and share my experiences and in that process if the selectors give me a chance then why not, I would like to play the 2021 Test Championships final if India plays in it,” he told the New Indian Express.
“I’ve been blessed to get this opportunity. There is no fear of failure or success. A lot of people don’t want to compete because of a fear of failure or even of success, they don’t know what to do with success,” S Sreesanth said.
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.