Banned pacer S Sreesanth has threatened that he is contemplating playing for a different country after his life ban was reinstated. A two-judge bench of the Kerala High Court recently reinstated the life ban on him for a spot-fixing incident during 2013 IPL.

“I have been banned by the BCCI but not by the ICC (International Cricket Council). If not for India, I would like to play for another country as I am 34 years old now and I can go on only for another six years,” Asianet quoted Sreesanth.


However, the BCCI isn’t much bothered by Sreesanth’s threat.

The cricket board’s acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary has clarified that the ICC’s rules doesn’t permit any cricketer banned by a member nation to play for another country. 

“The ICC is very clear that any player who is banned by any full member can neither play for any other full member nor for any other association,” Chaudhary told to ANI.


In August, a single-judge bench of the Kerala High Court passed an order that the bowler’s life-ban be lifted. The order, however, was later quashed following an appeal filed by the BCCI.

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