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I can at least still play some cricket: Sreesanth

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, March 15: �If Leander Paes can win Grand Slams at 42, I can at least play some cricket at 36,� India cricketer S Sreesanth said after the Supreme Court set aside the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI for his alleged involvement in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.

Sreesanth, along with Mumbai spinner Ankit Chavan and Haryana�s Ajit Chandila, were suspended for life by a BCCI disciplinary committee in 2013, a decision that the player had challenged in court.

Speaking to PTI after a favourable verdict by the apex court on Friday, a relieved Sreesanth said: �I don�t know what life has in store for me after all these years. It�s six years and I haven�t played cricket, which was my life.�

�I hope that the BCCI respects the verdict of the country�s highest court and allows me to at least get back to the cricket field. I hope that at least now I can walk to a school cricket ground and train there without being told that I am not allowed. I just want to play whatever cricket I can,� said Sreesanth, who has been a part of the 2007 World T20 and 2011 ODI World Cup winning squads.

But age is not something that he feels will be a factor in trying to make a comeback to competitive cricket.

�Your age is as much as you feel. I would again like to play club cricket in Scotland. I wanted to play last year but didn�t get permission. I can�t play club cricket in England at the moment as I have not played first-class cricket for six years now,� said Sreesanth, who has represented the country in 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20 Internationals, respectively. � PTI

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