Ankeet Chavan Eyes Return To Competitive Cricket Like S Sreesanth
Ankeet Chavan. (Credits: Web)

Tainted domestic cricketer Ankeet Chavan desires to be on the road that S Sreesanth is travelling currently. Ankeet Chavan and S Sreesanth hogged the limelight in the forgettable season of 2013 IPL, having arrested for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing. Ajit Chandila was the third cricketer, who indulged himself in the wrongdoing. All three featured for Rajasthan Royals and have not played competitive cricket since.

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Ankeet Chavan is a left-arm spinner, who hails from Mumbai and plays for them in first-class cricket. Apart from 13 IPL appearances, the left-arm spinner has 18 first-class and 20 List A caps too. The veteran has 53 first-class wickets and also a century to his name. The 20 List A fixtures have produced 18 scalps alongside 254 runs with one half-century.

Ankeet Chavan
Ankeet Chavan, and Sreesanth, and Ajit Chandila. (Credits: ESPN Cricinfo)

For his involvement in the spot-fixing scandal, Ankeet Chavan got slapped with a life-ban in August 2013 along with his compatriots. After repeated appeals, it was reduced to seven years, making Sreesanth eligible to return to competitive cricket in September this year.

As far as S Sreesanth’s case goes, he is in full flow and wants to get fast-tracked for international fixtures as soon as possible. The Kerala speedster has begun training with junior first-class cricketers and aims to play the 2023 World Cup and to make his mark in the IPL.

I have written to the BCCI and also my parent body MCA: Ankeet Chavan

Ankeet Chavan Eyes Return To Competitive Cricket Like S Sreesanth
Ankeet Chavan while playing for Rajasthan Royals. Credits: DNA India

The 34-year old left-arm off-spinner revealed that he has written to the Indian cricket board and the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) for their permission to play competitive cricket. He hopes for a positive response from them, similar to Sreesanth’s case.

I have written to the BCCI and also my parent body MCA. My prayers to the BCCI and MCA are that I may also be allowed to play competitive cricket, just like Sreesanth has been,” Chavan stated as quoted by News18.

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