After the BCCI had decided to appeal against the decision of the Kerala High Court to lift the life-time ban on S. Sreesanth, the bowler took to social media and in a series of tweets lashed out at the Indian Cricket Board.
Using his Twitter handle to vent out his anger Sreesanth wrote, ” @bcci I’m not begging, I’m asking to give my livelihood back. It’s my right. U guys are not above God. I will play again..?????????? (sic).”
Shanthakumaran Sreesanth was banned for life by the BCCI for his alleged involvement in spot-fixing during the IPL in 2013.
However, Sreesanth along with Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were cleared of all the charges by a session court in Delhi.
With the BCCI firm on it’s stand, Sreesanth filed a petition in the Kerala HC against the board.
“C mon @bcci this is worst u can do to anyone that too who is proven innocent not just once but again and again.. don’t know why doing this? ” wrote a frustrated Sreesanth.
Questioning the Board’s decision to lift the suspension of IPL teams Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, the former Indian international further wrote, “the board is firm on its zero tolerance policy on corruption and match-fixing, then what about csk and Rajasthan.”
Interestingly, both the IPL teams Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were suspended for their role in the controversial spot-fixing case, that shook Indian cricket in 2013. Both of its owners were also suspended from attending IPL matches for their connection with the bookies.
However, they were suspended for two years and have been cleared to play in the IPL next year.
While the long going tussle between the cricket board and the fast bowler continues, the Indian international who has played 27 tests, 53 ODI’s and 10 T20 matches for India, will definitely hope that the matter comes to an end as soon as possible.