S Sreesanth Returns To Competitive Cricket, To Play KCA President’s Cup T20 | Cricket NewsNovember 26, 2020
Fast bowler S Sreesanth will return to aggressive cricket with a neighborhood T20 event organised by the Kerala Cricket Association, his first after finishing a seven-year ban on expenses of match fixing. Sreesanth, who was banned by the BCCI over his alleged involvement in spot fixing within the IPL, options within the record of gamers for the T20 occasion in Alappuzha. His ban led to September this yr. He has been picked within the KCA Tigers crew to be captained by state crew skipper Sachin Baby within the event, a KCA official mentioned.
According to 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 event.
Besides Sreesanth and Baby, outstanding gamers like Basil Thampi, Rohan Prem, Midhun S, Asif Ok M and different senior state gamers shall be that includes in several groups, KCA mentioned.
“The teams are a mixture of youth and experience. The tournament is expected to produce keen contests and provide a platform for many aspiring cricketers to showcase their skills,” a KCA press launch acknowledged.
This shall be Sreesanth’s comeback on the cricket subject after serving the ban, which led to September this yr.
The 37-year outdated bowler had earlier mentioned that he intends to renew no less than his home profession on the finish of the ban and his house state Kerala has promised to contemplate him if he manages to show his health.
KCA mentioned it was ready for the nod from the federal government authorities for conducting the event 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 mentioned.
KCA mentioned this inaugural T20 event shall be an annual affair involving six groups chosen by a committee constituted for this function.
“There shall be no franchisees or owners. Each team consists of 14 players and 2 support staff. There will also be 4 players “on-call” for each team, if replacements are required,” it mentioned in a launch.
KCA mentioned all gamers, help employees and anxious officers shall be introduced below a bio-secure setting to minimise the chance of an infection by means of exterior contact.
“Strict adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols will be ensured. For this purpose before the commencement of the tournament, KCA will conduct on-line workshops for players/officials, to educate them on the SoPs and on-ground precautionary measures,” the discharge learn.
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