I want to be back in national team, says Sreesanth in Bhopal

  • Shruti Tomar, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Jan 03, 2016 17:17 IST
Cricketer Sreesanth interacts with members of the Nair Samaj during the 134th Mannam Jayanti celebrations in Bhopal on Saturday. (Praveen Bajpai/HT photo)

Former medium pacer S Sreesanth during his visit to Bhopal on Saturday lamented over not getting a call from the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) to rejoin the national team, despite getting a clean chit from the court in case of alleged spot fixing.

Sreesanth said, “While the Pakistan Cricket Control Board gave a chance to tainted left-arm pacer Mohammad Aamir against whom charges of spot fixing were proved but I’m waiting for the call.”

“I will not fight against BCCI. I have just sent a letter to them and waiting for that moment when BCCI included my name in the national cricket team. I am hoping that I will play World Cup 2019. I am maintaining my fitness to come back in the team. I am just 32 and I am sure I can play cricket for next 10 years,” he added.

He, further, said he was praying to God that Justice Lodha Committee Report will help in regaining the position in the national team.

“I am sure that the committee report will give judgment in my favour,” he added.

When asked about monetary benefit given to tainted former India cricketer Jacob Martin by BCCI, Sreesanth said, “Martin is a retired player and I don’t want to comment anything in this regard. I don’t play for money. I just want to play for the nation and to make the country proud.”

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