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An irate S Sreesanth today vented out his frustration on BCCI‘s decision to appeal against the lifting of the life-ban on the tainted pacer. Yesterday, BCCI decided to appeal to the Division Bench of Kerala High Court against lifting of life ban on the 34-year-old. Sreesanth was banned for life by BCCI for his alleged role in the IPL spot-fixing in 2013. Last Monday, a single judge bench of the Kerala High Court had passed an order that the bowler’s life-ban be lifted. However, BCCI does not agree with the Kerala state high court order that acquitted Sreesanth for lack of proof, the official said on condition of anonymity. After the court ruling on Monday, Sreesanth, 34, said he was hoping to get his career back on track and represent India at the next World Cup in 2019.

Looks like BCCI is firm on its stand that they will not allow Sreesanth to make an immediate comeback. The 34-year-old has played 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is for India with his last international appearance being in August 2011. He was also a part of the World Cup winning squad in 2011.

(Inputs from AFP)