Sreesanth NOC For Scotland – High Court Verdict Due Friday
The Sreesanth NOC request case will be decided on Friday by the Kerala High Court.
The former Indian professional cricketer is harbouring hopes to play cricket in Scotland. Sreesanth NOC request was denied back in January by the BCCI who following a long delay finally replied to the court officially to confirm the refusal.
“These arguments are only for getting NOC for Sreesanth to play in Scotland and nothing related to his life-ban or else”, his lawyer Sivan Madathil confirmed.
“The court has postponed the hearing on 21st April after BCCI filed its reply stating not issuing NOC to Sreesanth,” the lawyer said.
Sreesanth has been banned for life by the Indian cricket board for his alleged involvement in IPL spot-fixing in 2013, but had been acquitted by the Delhi Police for want of evidence. He has sought the NOC (No Objection Certificate) to play for Glenrothes Cricket Club in the Cricket Scotland Premier League.
Sreesanth, who has not been keenly following the on going IPL season in India, said that he is focusing only on Test cricket.
“I have not been watching the matches. Only on and off get some news on the IPL,” he said.
“I have not interest in the IPL. Want to concentrate on watching Test cricket only.” he stressed. Sreesanth has played 27 Tests for the country.
He is however as keen as ever to play the limited over matches in Scotland. “My UK and other visas are ready and once I get a go ahead will catch immediate flight,” he said.
“Our league starts on 29th April and will run for 4-5 months. It would not matter even if he misses first couple of weeks. We also still need to clarify registration with Cricket Scotland once the NOC is finally issued.” said Eddie Gibbs, the Glenrothes Club Communications Director from Scotland on Tuesday.
Gibbs also took to Twitter to slam BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and his organisations handling of the matter.