Dubai, Oct 20 (PTI) After the Kerala High Court refused to lift the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI, former India pacer S Sreesanth has hinted that he he might play for another country. Also Read - SRH vs KKR IPL 2021 Live Streaming Cricket: When And Where to Watch Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL Stream Live Cricket Match Online And on TV Telecast in India
He said since BCCI has banned him from playing in India, he has the freedom to play cricket for any other country. Also Read - IPL 2021: Shikhar Dhawan Impressed by Rishabh Pant's Calmness on Captaincy Debut Against CSK, Lauds Delhi Capitals Wicketkeeper Presence of Mind
“BCCI has imposed the ban, not ICC. If not India, I can play for any other country, because I am 34 now and I can only play for maximum six more years,” Sreesanth was quoted as saying by media reports. Also Read - IPL 2021: Rishabh Pant Calls MS Dhoni Pant His 'Go To Man' After Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals Match; CSK Captain Unhappy With Bowlers
“As a person who loves cricket, I want to play cricket.
And not only that, BCCI is a private firm; it is only us who say that this is the Indian team, but you know BCCI is a private body after all,” he added.
Sreesanth and two other Rajasthan Royals bowlers — Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila — were handed life bans for their alleged involvement in the 2013 corruption and spot- fixing scandal in the IPL.
On Tuesday, a division bench of the Kerala High Court ruled that the ban imposed by the Board cannot be overturned or reduced, thereby negating a single bench judgement of the same court in August, which had asked the Board to lift the ban.
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