S Sreesanth has claimed that he will approach the Supreme Court to lift the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI by stating that he will fight for his right and wants to get back the respect. The BCCI has imposed a ban on him after the allegations of spot-fixing during an IPL match in 2013.
Since the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI for the involvement in the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the Indian cricket in 2013, Sreesanth has been trying hard to return to the cricketing circuit. But, the BCCI has made sure that it doesn’t happen as the board moved against the decision of Kerala High Court after it had upheld the lifetime ban imposed by the cricket board. However, now, the cricketer is planning to approach the Supreme Court as his last hope.
"That is the only option left with me, to approach the Supreme Court. At the end of the day, my life, except cricket is going really well. I will fight for my right. It is not just about playing for the country, but it is about getting the respect back," Sreesanth said as quoted by PTI.
"That is why I have opened up and started to speak. It is just the beginning and there are more things to come.”
Sreesanth was accused of being involved in the spot-fixing scandal during the 2013 IPL while he was playing for the franchise Rajasthan Royals. He clarified that he did not make any allegations against BCCI's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit.
"All I said was that there were 13 accused and why they were treated differently. This is the only thing I asked. I never asked to reveal their names. More than anyone else, I know much better about it because I was the one who had undergone the toughest possible time," he said.
"It is very easy to say he has done it, he has not done it but then one has to back it up with proof and show to the world. BCCI can keep making comments but at the end of the day people are not fools," he added.
The right-arm fast-medium bowler had played 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is for India, taking 87, 75 and 7 wickets respectively.