Quick bowler S Sreesanth will return to aggressive cricket with a neighborhood T20 match organised by the Kerala Cricket Affiliation, his first after finishing a seven-year ban on prices of match fixing. Sreesanth, who was banned by the BCCI over his alleged involvement in spot fixing within the IPL, options within the listing of gamers for the T20 occasion in Alappuzha. His ban resulted in September this 12 months. He has been picked within the KCA Tigers crew to be captained by state crew skipper Sachin Child within the match, a KCA official stated.


In keeping with the KCA, six groups – 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 match.

Moreover Sreesanth and Child, distinguished gamers like Basil Thampi, Rohan Prem, Midhun S, Asif Okay M and different senior state gamers will probably be that includes in numerous groups, KCA stated.

“The groups are a combination of youth and expertise. The match is anticipated to provide eager contests and supply a platform for a lot of aspiring cricketers to showcase their abilities,” a KCA press launch said.

This will probably be Sreesanth’s comeback on the cricket discipline after serving the ban, which resulted in September this 12 months.

The 37-year previous bowler had earlier stated that he intends to renew a minimum of his home profession on the finish of the ban and his house 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 match 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 match will probably be an annual affair involving six groups chosen by a committee constituted for this function.

“There shall be no franchisees or homeowners. Every crew consists of 14 gamers and a couple of assist employees. There may also be four gamers “on-call” for every crew, if replacements are required,” it stated in a launch.


KCA stated all gamers, assist employees and anxious officers shall be introduced below a bio-secure setting to minimise the danger of an infection by means of exterior contact.

“Strict adherence to COVID-19 security protocols will probably be ensured. For this function earlier than the graduation of the match, KCA will conduct on-line workshops for gamers/officers, to coach them on the SoPs and on-ground precautionary measures,” the discharge learn.

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