Kochi, Aug 7 (PTI) Cricketer S Sreesanth today said he is “grateful to God” after the Kerala High Court lifted the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI in the wake of the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal. Also Read - Mumbai Indians Pacer Marco Jansen Has Skill to Become Front-Line Bowler in IPL For 10 Years: Scott Styris

Sreesanth said he has started preparations for playing the game and his aim was to find a place in the Kerala cricket team. Also Read - IPL 2021, KKR vs MI Match 5 at MA Chidambaram Stadium: Weather Forecast, Pitch Report, Predicted Playing XIs, Head to Head, Toss Timing, Squads For Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians

The Kerala Cricket Association said it would take a positive decision on Sreesanth’s bid to play in state cricket tournaments. Also Read - IPL 2021 Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match Preview: Playing 11s, Pitch And Weather Report

In his order, Justice A Muhamed Mustaque also set aside all proceedings against Sreesanth initiated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

“It is to be noted that there are no incriminating evidence to pinpoint Sreesanth’s involvement in sport fixing deal,” the judge said.

All the 36 accused, including Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were let off in the spot-fixing case by a Patiala House court in July 2015.

The BCCI, however, had refused to alter its disciplinary decision even after the verdict.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.