A Delhi court on Saturday dropped charges against cricketer S. Sreesanth and 35 other accused in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing case, saying the prosecution failed to establish the nexus of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s crime syndicate in cricket betting.
“I have no complaints, no regrets, I’ve learned a lot. What I went through is something I don’t even want my biggest enemy to go through, really hope everything falls into right place,” said the Kerala pacer.
Welcoming the verdict, Sreesanth told reporters that he had faith in the judiciary and believed that he will be released in the case.
He thanked god and referred to Saturday as the best day of his life when he could walk away freely.
Sreesanth hoped that he could now return to cricket.
However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in a press statement said the decision of the board based on its independent disciplinary action, shall remain unaltered.
A beaming Sreesanth told reporters soon after coming out of the court: “I want to play cricket again and I wish that the BCCI gives me permission to use the facility to get fit again. I went through a lot of troubles. I am just waiting to bowl those outswingers.”
“Thanks to all, and this is a reply to all those who made fun of me,” he said.
“Thanks to all and my wife and our child came as an angel. I just want to start again and am just waiting to run on the ground,” he said.