Sreesanth can't play for any other country: BCCI
ANI | Updated: Oct 20, 2017 22:59 IST
When asked about Sreesanth's statement that he will play for another country, Khanna told ANI, "The International Cricket Council (ICC) rules clearly say that any player banned by his parent body cannot play for any other country."
He said that rules, regulations and the legal position are quite clear.
Recently, Sreesanth had hinted that he might spend the rest of his career playing for another country in the wake of the Kerala High Court's decision to restore the life time ban on him.
"BCCI has imposed the ban, not ICC. If not India, I can play for any other country, because I am 34 now and I can only play for maximum six more years. As a person who loves cricket, I want to play cricket. And not only that, BCCI is a private firm; it is only us who say that this is the Indian team, but you know BCCI is a private body after all," Sreesanth had said at an event in Dubai.
Chaudhary said the ICC is very clear that any player who is banned by any full member can neither play for any other full member nor for any other association.
Sreesanth was banned by the BCCI for his alleged role in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing in 2013.
A single-judge bench of the Kerala High Court had earlier passed an order that the bowler's life-ban be lifted.
Allowing the appeal filed by the BCCI, the division bench headed by Chief Justice held that there is no violation of natural justice against the cricketer and quashed the single bench order in Sreesanth's favour. (ANI)