Road-Cleared-for-Sreesanth's-Comeback-But..Speedster Sreesanth, who was imposed a life ban on match-fixing allegations, got a respite from Kerala High Court in 2018. In 2019, the Supreme Court upheld his guilt but asked the BCCI to reduce his quantum of punishment. Later the BCCI had reduced his life ban to seven years, which will end in September 2020.

Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) had decided to include him in the probables of the state Ranji cricket team in September after his ban period ends. However, it will depend on him proving his fitness levels. “I am really indebted to the KCA for giving me a chance. I will prove my fitness and storm back to the game. It is time for all controversies to take rest,” Sreesanth said.

Before his ban, Sreesanth took 87 wickets in 27 tests and 75 wickets in one-day internationals. He was also a member of the World Cup cricket winning team in 2011. However, it is not easy to make a comeback at 37. Most cricketers would be retiring from the international arena at that age.

Sreesanth contested for an MLA position in 2016 and an MP position in 2019 from BJP but lost on both the occasions.