Sreesanth returns to competitive cricket, will play in KCA President’s Cup T20 post seven-year ban

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Former India pacer S Sreesanth will return to competitive cricket with a neighborhood T20 event organised by the Kerala Cricket Association, his first after finishing a seven-year-ban on fees of match-fixing.

Sreesanth, who was banned by the BCCI over his alleged involvement in spot-fixing in the IPL, options in the record of gamers for the T20 occasion in Alappuzha. His ban ended in September this yr. He has been picked in the KCA Tigers crew to be captained by state crew skipper Sachin Baby in the event, a KCA official stated.

According to the KCA, six teams–KCA Royals, KCA Tigers, KCA Tuskers, KCA Eagles, KCA Panthers and KCA Lions- – have been chosen by a committee constituted for the inaugural KCA President’s Cup T20 event.

Besides, Sreesanth and Baby, distinguished gamers like Basil Thampi, Rohan Prem, Midhun S, Asif Okay M and different senior state gamers will be that includes in totally different groups, KCA stated.

“The teams are a mixture of youth and experience. The tournament is expected to produce keen contests and provide a platform for many aspiring cricketers to showcase their skills,” a KCA press launch acknowledged.

This will be Sreesanth’s comeback on the cricket area after serving the ban, which ended in September this yr. The 37-year previous bowler had earlier stated that he intends to resume not less than his home profession on the finish of the ban and his residence state Kerala has promised to think about him if he manages to show his health.

KCA stated it was ready for the nod from the federal government authorities for conducting the event in Alappuzha from December 17, 2020 to January 3, 2021, adhering to COVID-19 protocols.

Permission for a similar has been requested to the federal government authorities, it stated. KCA stated this inaugural T20 event will be an annual affair involving six groups chosen by a committee constituted for this goal.

“There shall be no franchisees or owners. Each team consists of 14 players and 2 support staff. There will also be 4 players “on-call” for each team, if replacements are required,” it stated in a launch.

KCA stated all gamers, assist workers and anxious officers shall be introduced underneath a bio-secure atmosphere to minimise the chance of an infection by way of exterior contact.

“Strict adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols will be ensured. For this purpose before the commencement of the tournament, KCA will conduct on-line workshops for players/officials, to educate them on the SoPs and on-ground precautionary measures,” it stated. 


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