You must have heard the name Sreesanth. 9 years ago, BCCI has banned him for life for being involved in spot-fixing. However, after the court’s decision, the ban period was 7 years, which ended in September 2020. Now the player wants to be a part of IPL 2022. We just have to see whether this player gets any buyers or not?
The Mega Auction of IPL 2022 is going to happen a few days later. How many players will be bidding in this auction? Its final list was released a day ago by the BCCI. A total of 590 players’ names are included in this list. There is also the name of an Indian player in this list, who has not played IPL since 2013, nor has he got a chance to play for the country. This is the reason that the stain of spot-fixing, which was on this player. However, this time this player has managed to make it to the final list of the auction. But it will be interesting to see whether any team will buy this player who is hoping to return to the league after 9 years.
The Indian player we are talking about is S Sreesanth, who plays domestic cricket for Kerala. 39-year-old S Sreesanth is included in the final list released for the mega auction of IPL 2022. He has placed himself at a base price of Rs 50 lakh.
Last year Sreesanth was not shortlisted
39-year-old S Sreesanth had registered for the IPL auction last year as well. Then his base price was 75 lakhs. However, the name of this bowler was not in the final list of the auction released by the BCCI. For this reason, he could not take part in the auction. However, this time he has been shortlisted. Sreesanth played for Kerala in the Vijay Hazare Trophy last year. He took 13 wickets in 6 innings at an average of 24.38.
Sreesanth banned for 7 years
Sreesanth, once one of India’s most prolific fast bowlers, was arrested in 2013 along with his team Rajasthan Royals players Ankit Chavan and Ajit Chandila from a hotel in Mumbai for their involvement in spot-fixing. After this, the BCCI imposed a life ban on this bowler from playing in any tournament of the board. However, in March 2019, the Supreme Court lifted the life ban imposed on him and asked the BCCI to reconsider its decision said.
After this, the Indian Cricket Board reduced the life ban to 7 years, whose term ended in September 2020. After this, the bowler has also made a comeback in domestic cricket and is now trying to make a comeback in the IPL.
“He (Sreesanth) is 39 years old and has not played cricket for some time. So the franchise will keep everything in mind before choosing the right players. The auction will be very interesting with the arrival of two new teams. So it will be interesting to see whether the team bets on such an experienced player or prefers young players”An expert associated with the IPL
Sreesanth has played 44 IPL matches so far
Before being banned, Sreesanth took 44 wickets in 44 IPL matches for Rajasthan Royals, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, and Kings XI Punjab.