Kerala Cricket Association seeks BCCI decision on Sreesanth's readiness to comeback

Mohammed Azharuddin

"The court also observed that there was no material or evidence before disciplinary committee to conclude that I was guilty of the violation of the Anti Corruption Code formulated by the BCCI", he added.

Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin today defended Anil Kumble's decision to quit as Indian cricket team's head coach, saying the legendary legspinner took the right call in the interest of his self respect.

The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA), meanwhile, on Thursday, have shot a letter to the BCCI asking their next step after the Kerala High Court directive on Sreesanth. The KCA said the cricketer has informed it of his readiness to make a comeback to competitive cricket.

On the other hand, the women's team entered this year's World Cup in prime form and started off really well by winning its first three matches.

"I have always believed that miracles can happen".

"According to me, Sreesanth was one of the finest fast bowlers but I think he was not handled properly". Because, without the Indian cricket board's approval, the cricket's worldwide body can't dare to make the bid.

"I have always felt that competition gets the best out of me".

Sreesanth, along with his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ankit Chavan and Ajit Chandila, was arrested by the Delhi police on charges of spot-fixing in 2013. "I am hoping this case is resolved at the earliest and we move ahead", Azhar told reporters in Mumbai where he was present during a promotional event yesterday.

He also expects the BCCI to respect the decision by the Kerala High Court to overturn S Sreesanth's ban but admitted that the fast bowler will have to work really hard on his fitness and performances to work his way back up the ladder. "I think he took the right decision", Azharuddin said. The Indian cricketing team have not played in multi-discipline tournaments since their participation in the Commonwealth Games in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

"It is a new life for me". Will the BCCI go against its normal course of action for the big names?

"A small incident was portrayed in the wrong way in front of the world". They also defeated England and West Indies in ODI series and made it to the final of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. "The bowlers were different, the opposition teams were different so it is hard to compare between the two eras", he said.

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