Cricketer S Sreesanth is back to the game and literally he was after seven years in the field from ban from the cricket for alleged spot fixing during the 2013 in Indian Premier League. The Indian pacer will be taking part in the Kerala Cricket Association’s as a President Cup of T20 tournament, which will be held at the SD College Cricket ground in Alappuzha starts from 17 December 2020 to 3 January 2021.
Sreesanth allowed to play
Sreesanth’s was after seven year of ban for alleged spot with a fixing ended in August 2020. In August 2013, Sreesanth and his two other team mates of Rajasthan Royals were banned from playing for a life time by the Board of Control for Cricket in India for alleged spot had fixed in the IPL season that year. On March 2020, the Supreme Court dismissed the BCCI ban and allowed him to play this year. The Kerala Cricket Association has sought permission from the Kerala government to conduct the tournament. Twenty First Century Media private limited (TCM) that is a premier Sports Marketing company it will be associating with KCA as a partner in the tournament.
The team names
They have signed an agreement for around three years. KCA committee will select six teams for the tournaments. In the 18 day tournament there will be of 33 matches in total. KCA is planning to conduct the tournament as an annually. This year, the tournament will be conducted by the following all COVID-19 protocols. The association has informed that prominent players like Sreesanth, Rohan Prem, Midhun S, Sachin Baby, Basil Thampi, Asif KM and other senior state players will be playing in the tournament. The names of the teams will be KCA Tuskers, KCA Eagles, KCA Panthers, KCA Royals, KCA Tigers and KCA Lions. KCA claims that the tournament will be a great opportunity for the aspiring of cricketers too.
Supreme Court reduced his life ban
Sreesanth, who last played for India in 2011 Cricket World Cup, he had played 27 Tests and 53 ODIs and along with that he also played a 10 T20 Internationals. He has taken 169 wickets so far. In 2018 the Kerala High Court had also revoked the BCCI decision to remove a life ban on him. But in 2019 the Supreme Court upheld his guilt but asked the BCCI to reduce his period of punishment. Later the BCCI had reduced his life ban to seven years which has been end in September 2020. In Kochi based Sreesanth had notorious for his on field pranks and took 87 wickets in 27 tests and 75 wickets in one day internationals. He was also a member in 2011World Cup cricket in winning team.