- Sreesanth close to return to competitive cricket after long
- 26 players from Kerala have been included in the list
- Sreesanth’s ban ends in September this year
Former India fast bowler S Sreesanth has come close to returning to competitive cricket after a long time. He has been included in the list of 26 players from Kerala for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament.
Sreesanth was banned by the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for match-fixing. In addition to this 37-year-old player in Kerala’s list of probabilities released on Tuesday, there are experienced players like Sanju Samson, Sachin Baby, Jalaj Saxena, Robin Uthappa and Basil Thampi.
Sreesanth’s ban ended in September this year. According to sources, he will participate in the team camp to be held from December 20 to 30. Earlier, he was selected for a team in the T20 series organized by Kerala Cricket Association.
He last represented the Indian team in 2011. He was part of the Indian team that won the T20 World Cup in 2007 and the ODI World Cup in 2011.
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Due to the Kovid-19 epidemic, this domestic T20 tournament is being held late. This will be BCCI’s first domestic tournament of the 2020-21 season.
List of potential players –
Robin Uthappa, Jalaj Saxena, Sanju Samson, Vishnu Vinod, Rahul P, Mohammad Azrudin, Rohan Kunnumel, Sachin Baby, Salman Nizar, Basil Thampi, S Sreesanth, MD Nidhesh, KM Asif, Basil NP, Akshay Chandran, Sijomon Joseph, Midhun S. , Abhishek Mohan, Vatsal Govind, Anand Joseph, Vinop Manoharan, Midhun PK, Sarriup, Akshay KC, Rosith, Arun M.