Sreesanth House Catches Fire
Just days after the BCCI cut short his lifetime ban, former Indian pitcher S Sreesanth suffered another trauma when a fire broke out at his home in Edappally, Ernakulam, at 2.30am on Saturday. The timing of the accident aggravated the situation although no one was injured.
According to reports, one of the rooms in the Sreesanth house catches fire. While Sreesanth was away to shoot a film in Mumbai, his wife, children, and domestic helpers were inside the house. The neighbor first noticed the fire and called the fire department. Officials were quick to extinguish the fire and evacuate those inside the house by opening a glass fan.
According to Sreesanth, the fire broke out in the ground-floor living room when his wife and children were on the first floor. A short circuit in a ceiling fan is believed to have caused the fire.
“A fire broke out at the home of the Sreesanth cricketer in Edappally, Kochi State, earlier in the day. A room has been emptied. No injuries were reported”.
Sreesanth, meanwhile, recently had his life ban reduced to seven years. The ban was imposed on him for the spot-fixing scandal in IPL in 2013. BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain ordered that the ban on Sreesanth be reduced to a seven-year suspension. Sreesanth will, therefore, be eligible to play from September 2020.
Jain’s order comes just months after the Supreme Court overturned Sreesanth’s life ban in March this year, asking BCCI to consider a new punishment for the former Indian coach, who has already spent six years. away from it.
Sreesanth, meanwhile, said he was looking forward to donning the Indian jersey and taking 100 test wickets.
“I am so relieved and happy. All these years I have tried to prove my innocence and the efforts have finally paid off. It was God’s grace that I finally managed to get out of it and I hope I can get active in cricket again”.
Before the ban, he represented India in 27 tests, 53 IDS and 10 T20 internationals, claiming 169 wickets of all sizes.