Mumbai: Indian pacer S Sreesanth's life-time ban has been reduced to seven years by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
After his ban was reduced to seven years, an elated S. Sreesanth has said he will aim to pick 100 Test wickets if he gets a chance to represent the national side again.
The cricket body's ombudsman Justice (retd.) DK Jain issued the order on August 7 but made the announcement on Tuesday. Now, Sreesanth's ban will end on September 13 next year.
“I am extremely delighted with what I have heard now. Thanks to each one of my well-wishers who prayed for me and the prayers have been answered. I am 36 now and next year I will be 37. I have 87 Test wickets and my aim is I want to finish my career with 100 Test wickets. I am confident that I can return to the Indian Test team and always wanted to play under Virat Kohli,” Sreesanth told the media.
Sreesanth is just the second Keralite to represent the country, scalping 87 wickets in 27 Tests. The 26-year-old has picked 75 wickets from 53 ODIs and seven wickets from 10 T20Is.