Sreesanth back in domestic cricket after 7 years

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World Cup-winning Indian bowler Sreesanth is back to the domestic circuit after his 7 year-long ban on cricket. Sreesanth has been an integral part of the Indian camp for winning the inaugural T20 world cup and 2011 50-over World Cup. Apart from these, Sreesanth has been a key player for India in overseas tour victories.

He has been a controversial figure in Indian cricket as he was involved in multiple fights with the opposition as well as his India team-mates. His incident involving Harbhajan Singh is a famous one.

He was caught by the police for allegedly match-fixing games when he was in Rajasthan Royals in 2013. He along with three other team members was suspended from IPL and later were banned for life from the game. Sreesanth appealed to the Higher Court for changing this decision as no proofs were found against him. The court shortened the life ban to 7 years in 2019. His ban ended in 2020 and he was soon seen playing the domestic leagues in Kerela.

He played the practice matches for the Kerela team for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Tournament. He had decent two games as he picked 2 wickets for 24 runs in the second practice match. This performance got him included in the probables for the Kerela team for SMAT. He has been named in the 20-man squad for Kerela who will be playing in the SMAT. He posted an emotional video of him getting the Kerela cap.