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I have written to the BCCI to give me clearance: S Sreesanth

By Nilabh Aole -

Speedster S Sreesanth, who was barred from playing competitive cricket by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as he was found guilty in the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) match-fixing scandal. He is currently looking forward to playing for Scottish club Glenrothes Cricket Club.

Talking about the permission from BCCI to Hindustan Times, Sreesanth said, “I have written to the BCCI to give me clearance. I am awaiting their response. The Scottish club cricket has nothing to do with the BCCI or the ICC (International Cricket Council."

He further elaborated, “The court has acquitted me of all charges. Why I need permission? Well, because whatever I am today is because of the BCCI. I have already signed the contract (with Glenrothes). All legal formalities have been completed. The league is going to begin in April. Also, I don’t want someone to create problems for me. I have already suffered a lot for no fault of mine.”

Sreesanth reckons that he is a player first. He said, “Players who been proven guilty are again playing for the country, and I am sitting at home. Films and politics are different things but I am a player. I want to play."

Nilabh Aole

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