Out of favour Indian fast bowler, S Sreesanth is set to mark his comeback in cricket ground with President Cup’s T20 Cup, which is being organized by Kerala Cricket Association. This will be his first competitive match since 2013 when he was banned after being found guilty for spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL). In September this year, his seven-year-long ban ended.
Well, the T20 tournament schedule has still not been decided because KCA is waiting for the government’s clearance. It’s likely to be organized in December. The president of KCA informed that Dream 11 would be sponsoring the league.
“Yes, definitely. Sreesanth will be an attraction. Every player will be in a bio-bubble in one hotel in Alappuzha. We are looking at the first week of December. The clearance from the Kerala government is the main thing,” Sajan K. Varghese, the president of Kerala Cricket Association was quoted as saying to Sportstar.
“With the support of Dream11, it is a league format that we have planned. All the teams, from different age groups, are from Kerala,” the president added.
Sreesanth comeback in cricket:
Sreesanth has been waiting for his comeback for a long time. Initially, he was banned for a lifetime but in August 2019, it was reduced to seven years after Supreme Court ordered.
The fast bowler was once named as the future of Indian cricket. He played a significant role in T20 World Cup 2007 victory while his memorable match came in South Africa during the Test series in 2006. Sreesanth returned with an eight-wicket match haul, including a first innings five-for to help India secure their first-ever Test win in South Africa.
The Kerela pacer last donned a national jersey in 2011. He represented India in 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is and picked up 87, 75 and seven wickets respectively.