Fast bowler Shantakumaran Sreesanth, who is out of the Indian team, is ready to return to the cricket field. He will return from the President’s T20 Cup which will be organized by Kerala Cricket Association. This will be the first time Sreesanth returns to competitive cricket after being banned for spot-fixing in 2013. Sreesanth was banned for IPL spot fixing. The seven-year ban ended in September this year.
The schedule of this T20 tournament has not been decided yet as the Kerala Cricket Association is still awaiting government approval. The president of the association has said that Dream 11 will be the sponsor of this league.
Sajan K Varghese, President of Kerala Cricket Association told Sports Star, “Yes, Sreesanth will be an attraction of this league. Each player will live in a bobble in the same hotel. We are thinking of getting this league done in the first week of December. The approval of the Kerala government is the most important thing.
Sreesanth has been trying to return to cricket for a long time. He was banned for life, but in August 2019, the Supreme Court reduced this to seven years.
Sreesanth was once considered the future of Indian fast bowling. He played a key role in India’s victory in the first World T20 of 2007. Apart from this, during the Test match in South Africa in 2006, he took eight wickets in the match including five wickets in the innings. India had drawn the series in South Africa for the first time.
He played 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20s for India. During this, he took 87, 75 and seven wickets respectively.