A fire broke out at cricketer S Sreesanth's house in Kochi on Saturday. An entire room is reportedly destroyed in the fire which occurred at around 2 am. Sreesanth was not present when the fire broke out the ground floor of his Edapally residence. Sreesanth’s wife and children, who were present in the house at the time of the incident, were rescued. Firefighting units were rushed to the spot and doused the fire.
This came after BCCI reduces the lifetime ban to seven years ban on this cricketer and he is all set to start his second innings from September 2020. S Sreesanth had expressed his desire to make a comeback in the Indian Test team and pick at least 100 wickets before ending his career.
Sreesanth along with his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested by Delhi police on suspicion of spot-fixing during the sixth edition of the IPL in May 2013.
The BCCI followed the arrest of Sreesanth with their own charges against the player relating to the match against Kings XI Punjab, played on May 9. Sreesanth had maintained that all the charges against him are false. He has played 27 Tests, 53 one-day internationals and 10 Twenty20 internationals, claiming a total of 169 wickets.