Sreesanth is back—not as a cricketer but as a BJP candidate in the upcoming elections

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Banned Indian cricketer Sreesanth will meet BJP president Amit Shah after he expressed his interest to represent the party in his hometown Tripunithura, Ernakulam.

Amit Shah had requested Sreesanth to meet him in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. Reportedly, the party president had already requested him to contest the state assembly elections on behalf of BJP.

Brushing aside speculations, Manoramaonline quoted him saying that that he would like to contest the elections for BJP in Tripunithura. He said that the party had already contacted him for his consent.

“Wait for a day, you will know from where I contest,” ANI quoted Sreesanth.

However, he had claimed a few days before that he wished to return to playing professional cricket if BCCI lifts the ban. 

Sreesanth was arrested for an alleged role in the IPL spot-fixing scandal. Though he was acquitted of charges, BCCI is yet to lift the ban.

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