Sreesanth is serving a lifetime ban for a spot fixing case

Sreesanth to meet PM Modi requesting election berth from Tripunithara
news Friday, March 25, 2016 - 14:21

Former Indian pacer Sreesanth is likely to meet PM Narendra Modi to discuss his role for the BJP in Kerala for the May 16 elections.

Reports suggest that the former cricketer will request for a ticket from the Tripunithara constituency in Kochi. He had earlier clarified to the party leadership in the state that he was ready to help the campaigning process if the party cannot offer him a ticket from the constituency of his choice.

The News Minute on Tuesday had reported when the BJP in Kerala has contacted Indian pacer S Sreesanth to contest the upcoming assembly elections for the party in the state.

Sreesanth had then told the media that he had informed BJP leadership that he was ready to contest and the party had deliberated on the same.

However, party leaders were deliberating on fielding Sreesanth either from Ernakulam or Tripunithura in the district. 

Sreesanth is serving a lifetime ban for a spot fixing case.

BCCI in July 2015, had said that they would not lift the ban imposed on Sreesanth, in relation to the 2013 spot-fixing controversy. Sreesanth was also arrested by police in Mumbai after evidence emerged that he was in touch with bookies.

 

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