Banned fast bowler S Sreesanth is currently participating in the popular reality show Bigg Boss 12 and in one of the episodes, the tainted cricketer claimed how he was falsely framed in the Indian Premier League 2013 (IPL) spot-fixing case. The former pacer, who was accused of taking Rs 10 lakh for the wrongdoings, also broke down while sharing his part of the story. Sreesanth was banned for life by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for his alleged role in the spot-fixing scandal, despite being acquitted by a Delhi court in 2015.
Apart from Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, and Ankeet Chavan were handed bans as well. The trio was representing Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. Following Sreesanth’s break down in the Bigg Boss 12, his wife Bhuvneshwari has come forward in support of the husband and penned down a letter to BCCI. Bigg Boss 12: Here's A List Of Every Objectionable Thing Sreesanth Has Said On The Show So Far
Bhuvneshwari, in her letter, has sought BCCI’s support and also said that ‘false accusation can ruin a person’s life’. Sreesanth’s wife explains that the fast-bowler never gave any freebies to the batsman and it was just the ability of Adam Gilchrist. Bhuvneshwari posted the letter on Twitter and wrote, “Heart to Heart message for #SreeFam. A False accusation can ruin person’s life. @sreesanth36”.
Heart to Heart message for #SreeFam
— Bhuvneshwari Sreesanth (@Bhuvneshwarisr1) November 27, 2018
Here’s the text of Sreesanth’s wife, Bhuvaneshwari’s letter to BCCI:
In the letter, Bhuvaneshwari wrote: “I am writing this with a very heavy heart as it breaks me to pieces to see Sree thinking or talking about worst days of his life. I wish and pray no one ever goes through what he and his family went through. The IPL spot-fixing case where Sree was accused of taking Rs 10 lakh from bookie to concede 14 runs or more in a particular over in Mohali and giving a signal by wearing towel according to Delhi police. The fact is he never gave 14 runs. Anyone who knows cricket can understand that Sree did not give runs in first few balls and there were no no balls or wide balls too. Batsman made 13 Runs only because it was the Great Batsman “Adam Gilchrist” batting. Each and every ball of that over was appreciated by the commentator that day if you all can check the audio commentators were saying only a batsman like Adam Gilchrist can drive it to the boundary. Bigg Boss 12: Sreesanth's Wife Exposes Shilpa Shetty's Husband Raj Kundra After His 'Epic' Comment - Deets Inside!
Sree was bowling his spell with all the passion and with an urge to make his team win. The temperature was 48 degree Celsius and most of the players were wearing the towel wiping the sweat. Also, many players were wearing towel during match since they have to wipe the sweat from their hands to throw the ball. And Jiju, who the police is claiming is a bookie is a professional Ranji trophy cricketer who also had the passion to play for his country. Sree has always helped him in cricket and he used to often travel with Sree as they were from the same MRF pace foundation and became friends. And people who know Sree will never ever believe the lies and false case made by Delhi Police officer who saved himself from the pressure of Nirabhaya rape case as he was under tremendous pressure to resign. It was only to divert people’s mind from his incapability and he made Sree the Scapegoat. Sreesanth has been discharged from all the fixing charges in July 2015.
A person who has throughout his life believed in giving and donating, would not stop to a level of bringing shame to his nation and put full stop to his cricketing career for merely few lakhs of rupees. He has always helped people selflessly without expecting anything in return.
Cricket is a game where you have an age limit and hence Justice delayed is justice denied.. Despite getting clean chit from the court, BCCI is still holding the matter. “Injustice anywhere is threat to Justice Everywhere”
Why is he being punished for something he never did and has been proven innocent. Besides, if they are talking about the zero tolerance for corruption why are they not taking the names of those 13 players whose names are sealed in an envelope after the findings of Mudgal committee, which was appointed by honourable court. Whey is there a double standard? Why it’s only Sree, who is still fighting the matter, in spite of being proven innocent.
I hope honorary BCCI grants him to re-live his life.. which is cricket. I really hope that you all will understand, stand and support him for his fight for justice.”