Last year, after much agitation, Sreesanth's ban was reduced to seven years, which would expire in September this year. The experienced players are now determined to return to the same stage.
Controversial Indian fast bowler S Sreesanth has not lost hope of making his comeback in the Indian Premier League (IPL). It was the IPL where Sreesanth played his last match. During this, he was found guilty of spot fixing along with Ajit Chandila and Ankit Chavan. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (ICC) then banned him for life.
But last year, after much agitation, Sreesanth's ban was reduced to seven years, which would expire in September this year. The veteran is now determined to return to the same stage where his career was spoiled while playing for Rajasthan Royals (RR). He wants to win over his fear.
Sreesanth said in an interview, “There are many teams that will be interested in me and I have always told myself that I will play IPL again.” That is why from where I was thrown out, I will make sure that I come back to that stage and win the match. This is the only place through which I can answer, even if I play for India. I want to face fear and this is the only way to live life.
Sreesanth took 40 wickets in 44 matches from 2008 to 2013 in IPL. During this time, apart from Royals, the talented fast bowler also represented Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Kochi Tuskers Kerala.
After a gap of over seven years, he is ready to return again. He has been selected to play for Kerala in the upcoming edition of Ranji Trophy. However, Kerala head coach Tinu Yohanan says that Sreesanth's selection depends on how much he can prove to be fitness.