S Sreesanth is making a comeback in first class cricket after 9 years

S Sreesanth

S Sreesanth who was banned for lifetime after getting involved in the spot fixing scandal in 2013 is making a comeback in domestic cricket after nine years.

Former Indian pacer S Sreesanth is included in Kerala’s 24-man preliminary squad for the upcoming edition of Ranji Trophy. The 38-year-old is making a comeback in domestic cricket after almost 9 years. S Sreesanth will be playing in first class cricket for the first since 2013 if he makes it to the final squad.

The 38-year-old took it to Twitter to make this official announcement. Sreesanth released a video message where was thanking his fans and family for supporting him throughout in this difficult journey.

“Feels great to be back after 9 years playing Ranji trophy for my lovely state really grateful to each and every one of u, lots of love and respect,” S Sreesanth captioned the post along with a video message.

S Sreesanth was serving a lifetime ban from cricket for his involvement in the 2013 spot fixing scandal. He was arrested by Delhi Police along with Ajit Chandila and Ankit Chavan.

However, he was relieved of all charges due to the lack of the evidence. His ban ended on September 13, 2020.

Sachin Baby will be leading Kerala in the Ranji Trophy while Vishnu will be his deputy. Sanju Samson captained the side in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy ODIs. Kerala will play their first match against Vidarbha on January 13.

Robin Uthappa has not been included in the list.

The preliminary camp will be held in Wayanad on December 30. Kerala are included in Elite Group B along with Bengal, Vidarbha, Rajasthan, Haryana, and Tripura.