Kerala: Sanathakumaran Sreesanth had submitted a written plea to the BCCI’s Disciplinary Committee on Friday in which he refuted allegations of IPL spot-fixing levelled against him by the investigating agencies and also requested the BCCI to give him permission to play national as well as international cricket even though the courts were still hearing his case. The following are excerpts of the letter, which has been accessed by Devendra Pandey.
I am beholden to the BCCI for granting me an opportunity to submit this explanation highlighting the whole truth regarding the issue involved and engaging the attention of the BCCI.
Cricket is my pride and passion. I have given my entire life to it and in return cricket had given me whatever I have in life: name, game, admiration and recognition. In fact my commitment in life is entirely to cricket. There is no life to me without cricket.
I adore it like anything and worship it as my own mother. It will therefore be impossible for a son to sully the image of one’s own mother. Even a mild indication or suggest like that will send shudders through my spine. I love the game so much and I am prepared to put in my entire life into it.
…Till date I have not done anything wrong or improper to bring the name of cricket down in any manner whatever. I cannot think of any reason why I should be charged with a false and fantastic allegation of aligning with the bookies. Nothing of the kind has ever happened and will not ever happen in my cricket life.