S Sreesanth has got a massive relief as his ban from cricket will end in September 2020. The BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain has recently ordered this.
Due to the spot-fixing allegation in the IPL 2013, Sreesanth faced the life-ban from Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). In that time, Sreesanth was serving for Rajasthan Royals (RR) along with the other alleged players Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan. Like Sreesanth, the BCCI’s disciplinary committee also handed the life-ban to Chandila and Chavan.
However, last March, the Supreme Court rejected the BCCI’s life-ban order to Sreesanth.
Recently, on 7th August, DK Jain passed an order which claimed that Sreesnath’s suspension period would end in September 2020. After that, the right-arm pacer will be available to play cricket.
DK Jain said, “I am of the view that banning Sreesanth from participating in any kind of commercial cricket or from associating with any activities of BCCI or its affiliates, for a period of 7 years with effect from September 13, 2013. The date from which, the period of ban imposed by the Disciplinary Committee had commenced, will meet the ends of justice.”
The 36-year-old Sreesanth has already spent almost six years of his ban period. Now, he has to wait just one more year to escape from this suspension.
Sreesanth had a small successful international cricket career
Sreesanth made his international debut in October 2005. He played 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is for the national team. In the international career, the right-arm fast bowler took 169 wickets (87 Test, 75 ODI and seven T20I wickets).
He was a member of India’s victory in the ICC World T20 2007 and ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. In fact, he featured in both those finals.
He played the last international match in August 2011 during The Oval Test against England.
The Kerala boy played 73 first-class matches, 86 List A games and 60 T20s. In his professional career, Sreesanth took 211 first-class wickets, 111 List A wickets and 50 T20 wickets.
In his cricket career, Sreesanth was involved in many controversies. Apart from his bowling, he was famously known for his hot-headed.
After facing banned, Sreesanth has tried his luck in various other careers. He has acted in the Indian movies, participated in the Indian reality shows etc.
In 2016, Sreesanth contested for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Kerala Assembly elections from Thiruvananthapuram. Congress candidate VS Sivakumar beat him in that contest by 11,710 votes.