BCCI to review ban on  S. Sreesanth and Company !

Kochi: He intended to commit suicide during his time in Tihar Jail but now after getting positive hints from BCCI on his ban, Sreesanth is all set to approach the board for lifting the life ban imposed on him by a Delhi Court from playing cricket by the board. 

Notably, last week Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were exonerated in the 2003 spot-fixing IPL scandal by a Delhi Court.

Sreesanth said that he had sought an appointment with BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur. According to him, Anurag Thakur had told a TV channel that the cricketer can file an application requesting to lift the ban.

"I am hopeful after indication from the higher-ups of the BCCI that it would consider my request. So I want to file an application. I am waiting for his (General Secretary Anurag Thakur) call. I hope the next meeting of the BCCI would take a favourable decision," Sreesanth told reporters here.

Sreesanth also spoke about the trauma he went through when he was arrested and put in Tihar jail after being accused of having nexus with a cricket betting racket, allegedly run by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his aide Chhota Shakeel.

"Initially I thought about suicide. I could overcome because of my devotion to Lord Ettumanoorappan (Lord Shiva in Kerala's famouse Ettumanoor Mahadevar temple) and the support given by my family," Sreesanth said.

Talking to a news channel BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur had said, "For the moment the life ban stays and I haven't received any request from anybody regarding Sreesanth. If some request does come I will look into the matter.''

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