Sreesanth to contest elections on Bhartiya Janata Party ticket
Thiruvananthapuram: After having faced spot-fixing charges, the former Indian pace bowler S. Sreesanth has now decided to try his hands in the field of politics. The former Indian Cricketer has joined Bharatiya Janata Party and is likely to contest the Kerala assembly elections from Tiruvanathpuram. He was seen taking part in Central Election Committee meeting on Friday.
- Shanthakumaran Sreesanth is a former Indian cricketer. He was a right-arm fast-medium-pace bowler and a right-handed batsman.
- Born on February 6, 1983, he is the first Kerala Ranji player who has played Twenty20 cricket for India.
- Sreesanth was arrested for spot fixing allegations in Indian Premier League where he played for Rajasthan Royals, and has been banned for life from playing Cricket for the national team by BCCI.
- He has played 27 tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T-20 matches for India and has been part of two World Cup winning Indian teams.
- Sreesanth said after the joining that the BJP was the only party he had ever desired to join.
- On the questions related to match fixing he said " I have been absolved of all the charges." .
BJP has released a list of 51 candidates to contest Kerala assembly elections.