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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Former India pacer S Sreesanth named in Sanju Samson-led Kerala squad

  • Press Trust of India
  • December 30th, 2020
  • 16:09:29 IST

Kochi: Former India pacer S Sreesanth is all set to play in domestic cricket as he was included in the Kerala team for the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament scheduled for early January, ending his long wait after completing a seven-year-ban on charges of match-fixing.

File image of S Sreesanth. Reuters

File image of S Sreesanth. Reuters

Sreesanth, who was banned by the BCCI over his alleged involvement in spot-fixing in the IPL, features in the list of players for the Kerala cricket team announced by the state cricket board for the T20 event in Mumbai scheduled from 10 January.

This would be his first domestic event after his seven-year ban ended in September this year.

Earlier in December, he was included in the list of players for the local T20 event in Alappuzha.

But the inaugural KCA President's Cup T20 was deferred as the KCA did not get the government nod due to the spread of coronavirus.

A Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) official said Sanju Samson will lead the Kerala team for the Syed Mushtaq Ali T/20 Tournament.

Sachin Baby is his deputy.

Besides, Sreesanth, Samson and Baby, the other players are Basil Thampi, Jalaj Saxena, Robin Uthappa, Vishnu Vinod, Salman Nizar, Nidheesh MD and Asif KM.

While Akshay Chandran, Abhishek Mohan SL,Vinoop S Manoharan, Mohammed Azharuddeen M, Rohan S Kunnummal and Midhun S also found place in the team, the KCA included four new faces—Vathsal Govind Sharma, Sreeroop M P, Midhun P K and Rojith KG in the team.

Updated Date: December 30, 2020 16:09:29 IST

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