Azhar backs Sreesanth after latter's life ban is lifted

Azhar backs Sreesanth after latter's life ban is lifted

Tags: India, Mohammad Azharuddin, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth

Published on: Aug 10, 2017

Former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin said has stated that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will have to follow the Kerala High Court's order which has asked it to revoke the life ban on fast bowler S Sreesanth.

"The BCCI will have to take a positive decision (on Sreesanth) if the court has given an order. I think if the court order has come then they have to follow it,” the batsman was quoted as saying in a media report.

Azharuddin himself was banned by the BCCI in 2000 for his alleged involvement in match-fixing. The same was lifted by the Andhra High Court in 2012.

Asked about Sreesanth come back to international cricket, Azhar said, "He has lost four years but Sreesanth will have to bring his fitness up to the required standards and he will have to put in good performances.”

He further went on to say, "According to me, Sreesanth was one of the finest fast bowlers but I think he was not handled properly. If he was handled better, he would have turned out to be a good fast bowler. If you see very few bowlers could manage to land the ball on the seam as he did, so he was very good.”

Meanwhile, Azhar also hoped to get his pending dues from BCCI. "My expectations are positive because I never think negative. The letter that I sent to the board has been put in the agenda of the meeting. So, that means they are serious about it. I am hoping this case is resolved at the earliest and we move ahead from it,” he further was further quoted as saying in DNA report.

--By A Cricket Correspondent

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