Life ban biggest setback: Sreesanth

Zee Media Bureau

Kochi: A day after the BCCI imposed life ban on cricketer S Sreesanth on his involvement in IPL spot fixing, he claimed that he was singularly being targeted.

Sreesanth said that being banned for lifetime was the biggest set back of his life and he would decide the next course of action only after the October 7 court hearing.

On Friday, cracking the whip on corrupt players, the BCCI slapped life bans on S Sreesanth and spinner Ankeet Chavan for being involved in the IPL spot-fixing scam.

When asked about the life ban handed on him by the BCCI, Sreesanth said he was confident of making a comeback.

"I will make a comeback and I have started training for that," he told a Malayalam television channel.

After appearing before the committee in New Delhi earlier in the day, Sreesanth had said that he would come out clean.

"All the disciplinary committee members were very cooperative and it went off well. I gave them my side of the story. All I have dreamt from childhood is to play for India and I will never cheat the game," Sreesanth said.

"I have full faith in the judiciary as well as the BCCI and I will come clean on this whole issue," added the 30-year-old former Test pacer, who was accompanied by a friend, Manoj.

The deposition of the players came even as Sawani`s report was discussed by the BCCI committee, headed by BCCI President N Srinivasan and comprising Board vice-Presidents Arun Jaitley and Niranjan Shah.

With PTI inputs