Acquitted Sreesanth keen to play for India again, wants BCCI nod for use of facilities

New Delhi, July 25 (ANI): A relieved S. Sreesanth, who was acquitted along with 41 other accused in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal, has said that he wants the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) permission to use its facilities in order to regain fitness and stake his claim for the Indian team.

“I am feeling very happy at the moment and hope that I start training soon. I hope to get permission from the BCCI to start using the training facilities soon, so that I can get fit and get into the selection process. God has been extremely kind,” the 32-year-old pace bowler told reporters outside the court.

“I had faith in god, judiciary system, and my lawyers. I have to thank a lot of people who supported me during my turbulent days,” added Sreesanth.

Echoing similar emotions, Ankit Chavan and Ajit Chandila also said that they are eagerly waiting to return to the field.

The infamous IPL controversy broke out during the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League, during which Rajasthan Royals cricketers Sreesanth, Chandila and Chavan were accused of tarnishing the image of the game.

Special Cell of the Delhi Police had named 42 accused in the case in its charge sheet out of whom six are absconding.

Earlier, the players were granted bail due to lack of evidence after the Delhi Police arrested the trio in May 2013.

Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his aide Chhota Shakeel were also among the 42 accused in a 6000-page long chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police. (ANI)

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