- The BCCI has Reduced the Life Ban on Sreesanth to 7 Years, Which will End in August 2020.
Cricketer S Sreesanth, who is serving a seven-year sentence in the IPL for match-fixing, has said to join the BJP. He said in an interview to The Indian Express. that he would contest from Thiruvananthapuram seat on a BJP ticket in 2024 to defeat Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.
Sreesanth was banned for life by the disciplinary committee of the Board. Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 13 September 2013 due to spot-fixing in the IPL. However, last month, the BCCI reduced the ban on Sreesanth to 7 years. The ban will end in August 2020.
I will Contest from Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha Seat
Sreesanth said, “I am a big fan of Shashi Tharoor. He is the one person who understands me and he supported me in difficult times. but I will beat him in the election from Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat. “He said with a mild smile,” Someone about this (contesting election) do not doubt.”
I did Nothing Like Match Fixing: Sreesanth
On the question of match fixing, Sreesanth said, “I swear on my child and swear on my father. who has been ill for the past five-and-a-half years and hopes to see me a match. I swear to my mother, who lost her leg last month and gave up hope of seeing me play the match. I did nothing like this (match fixing). “
The Supreme Court had Abolished the Lifetime Ban
The Supreme Court on March 15 ended the life ban imposed on the fast bowler. The court asked the BCCI Ombudsman to reschedule Sreesanth’s sentence within three months. Justice DK Jain, who is looking into the matter, rescheduled the sentence on August 24 and sentenced Sreesanth to 7 years.