Sreesanth announces withdrawal from “Indian home cricket”

The 2011 ICC World Cup winner S Sreesanth has announced his retirement from domestic Indian cricket. A fast bowler from Kerala took to Twitter. Sreesanth represented India in 27 tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is. He was also part of the Indian team that won the 2007 ICC WT20.

Today is a difficult day for me, but it is also a day of reflection and gratitude. Playing for ECC, Ernakulam County is different. League and tournament teams, Kerala State Cricket Federation, BCCI, Warwickshire County Cricket Team, Indian Airlines Cricket Team, “BCCI and ICC have been a great honor. During my 25 years as a cricket player, I have always strived for success and won cricket games, preparing and training to the highest standards of competition, passion and perseverance. I have been honored to represent my family,” he wrote. is Sreesanth on Twitter.

“I was honored to represent my family, my teammates and the people of India. And to all who love the game. With much sadness but no regrets, I say this with a heavy heart: I am withdrawing from the Indian home (first grade and all formats) cricket.

“For the next generation of cricketers. I have decided to end my first-class cricket career. This decision is only mine, and although I know it will not bring me happiness, it is the right and honorable action to take at this time in my life. moment, ”he wrote further.

Sreesantha was banned for life by the Contol for Cricket in India (BCCI) in August 2013, along with his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ajit Chandil and Ankeet Chavan for indulging in alleged match-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) that year. However, his life ban was reduced to seven years in 2019, which ended in September 2020.

After the ban, he returned after being named to the 20-member team for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2021 for the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA).


In 2021 and 2022, it was shortlisted for the IPL auction, but remained unsold on both occasions.

(with ANI inputs)

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