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Sreesanth can't play for any other country, ICC rules are clear: BCCI

Recently, Sreesanth had hinted that he might spend the rest of his career playing for another country in the wake of the Kerala High Court's decision to restore the life time ban on him

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Cricketer S Sreesanth at the Kerala High Court in Kochi on Monday. (Photol: PTI)
Cricketer S Sreesanth

Board of Control for Cricket in (BCCI) acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary on Friday said former pacer S. Sreesanth is indulging in empty talk by saying he can play for any other country.

Recently, Sreesanth had hinted that he might spend the rest of his career playing for another country in the wake of the High Court's decision to restore the life time ban on him.

He had also pointed out that the had banned him from playing in India, but not the the International Cricket Council (ICC) and, therefore, he is free to play for any other country.

"has imposed the ban, not If not India, I can play for any other country, because I am 34 now and I can only play for maximum six more years. As a person who loves cricket, I want to play cricket. And not only that, is a private firm; it is only us who say that this is the Indian team, but you know is a private body after all," Sreesanth had said at an event in Dubai.

Hitting back, Chaudhary said the is very clear that any player who is banned by any full member can neither play for any other full member nor for any other association.

The acting secretary added that all this is just empty talk and that the is very well aware of their legal position.

On Tuesday, a division bench of the High had restored the life time ban imposed by the on Sreesanth in connection with the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal.

Allowing the appeal filed by the BCCI, the division bench headed by Chief Justice held that there is no violation of natural justice against the cricketer and quashed the single bench order in Sreesanth's favour..

Earlier, the had appealed to the Division Bench of High against lifting the life-time ban on the tainted pacer.

Sreesanth was banned by the for his alleged role in the IPL spot-fixing in 2013.

A single-judge bench of the High had earlier passed an order that the bowler's life-ban be lifted.

The had also dropped all the charges against Sreesanth after he filed a plea challenging the life ban imposed on him.

First Published: Fri, October 20 2017. 22:23 IST
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