New Delhi: Banned cricketer S Sreesanth on Friday told the Supreme Court that he has offers to play English County matches and the life ban imposed on him by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is "too harsh".
He said he has suffered the ban for four years now and has been acquitted by a Delhi court in the sensational 2013 spot fixing case in 2015. He said that when life ban on cricketer turned politician Mohammad Azharuddin, who was accused for his involvement in match fixing scandal of 2000, can be reversed then why can't his life ban imposed by BCCI can be set aside.
Senior advocate Salman Khurshid, appearing for Sreesanth said that the cricketer is now 35 years of age and if the ban is not revoked, he will not be able to play club cricket in the United Kingdom for which he has two-three offers. He said that at 35 years of age, his international cricket career is virtually over but he should at least be allowed to play club cricket.