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S Sreesanth ready to play for another country if BCCI doesn't lift ban

The right arm fast medium pace bowler is all set to play for another nation if the BCCI doesn't lift the life ban off the former cricketer.

Written by: Brett Ellis, New Delhi [ Updated: October 20, 2017 16:11 IST ]
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A file image of S Sreesanth.Photo:PTI

Another twist has appeared in the life of S Sreesanth as the former cricketer has hinted that he will play for another nation if the BCCI does not lift the life ban imposed on him. The World Cup winner stated that he has a few years left in him and would want to continue the sport as long as he can. 

Disappointment arrived on the doorsteps of the cricketer on October 18 when a division of the Kerala High Court restored the ban on the 34-year-old. Sreesanth took to Twitter to express his dismay and vows to keep fighting to get the ban lifted. The bowler banned from all forms of cricket for his involvement in the 2013 IPL (Indian Premier League) spot-fixing scandal.

"I have been banned by BCCI not International Cricket Council (ICC). So if not India I want to play for another country. I am already 34 years old and I can play another six years maximum. Since I love cricket, I want to play the sport somehow," Sreesanth told Asianet News on Thursday, October 19.

The division bench of Chief Justice Navniti Prasad Singh ruled that the court cannot conduct a judicial review of the life ban imposed by the BCCI and hence upheld the appeal.

The court heard the appeal petition for the past two days and delivered its verdict, which has now for the time being ended his hopes of not just playing for Kerala Ranji side in its upcoming matches but also to take part in practise sessions at any place that comes under the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) or any state cricket association.

"This is the worst decision ever. Special rule for me? What about real culprits? What about Chennai super kings? And what about Rajasthan (Royals)?," Sreesanth tweeted. A miffed Sreesanth has been able to express his views on Twitter so far as the Kerala High Court and BCCI have fallen a deaf ear to the cricketer. 

The right arm fast medium pace bowler is all set to play for another nation if the BCCI doesn't lift the life ban off the former cricketer.

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