Scottish Club Waits On Sreesanth’s Availability Post Ban Restoration
The restoration of the ban on S Sreesanth has now seen a Scottish club waiting for the pacer to join the team. Sreesanth was hopeful of joining the club when the High Court uplifted his ban in August, but BCCI challenged the decision in court and got the ban restored.
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This ruling has now left the Scottish club in limbo, which is waiting for S Sreesanth, who had decided to play in Scotland,
“Following the quashing of the criminal case some two years previously, it was clear that the BCCI intended to appeal and get the ban restored. This is now what’s happened and Sreesanth has been invited to take his case to the Indian Supreme Court,” Eddie Gibbs, the Chairman of the Glenrothes Cricket Club said.
“Even though the player is not banned by the ICC and never has been, an unjust domestic ban in India is preventing him resuming his career overseas, so as things stand with the legal process rumbling on, there is little chance Sreesanth will be pitching up at Gilvenbank for Glenrothes anytime soon,” he added.
However, BCCI had denied a NOC to Sreesanth to play in the league, and the pacer went to court to get a NOC. With court itself banning the cricketer again, the club is left with no other option but to wait for a decision on the pacer.
The case might now be taken to the Supreme court if Sreesanth likes to challenge the decision of the High Court.
However, he has already now lost hope of playing for the Indian team again. Sreesanth, during a function a few days back, had said that he was looking to play for some another country in future. Later though, he came up with an explanation and said that he intended to play different leagues in various countries as he is not banned by ICC.
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Just after Sreesanth’s comments BCCI too gave its opinion and said that the pacer is not eligible to play for any full or associate member of ICC. The official also added that even if Sreesanth gets his ban uplifted, still, he won’t come back in the team as selectors won’t chose him.
BCCI is in no mood to lift the ban on Sreesanth, and with High Court also restoring the ban on him, the board has got another reason not to look into the matter.
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