Former Indian cricketer Sreesanth, who has been banned from playing cricket for life by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has been sharing his ordeal and claiming his innocence about his involvement in the 2013 Indian Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal inside the Bigg Boss 12 house. And it pierces Sreesanth's wife Bhuvaneshwari's heart every time she watches him talk about his worst days of life.
In an open letter, Bhuvaneshwari said that Sreesanth was made a scapegoat by a Delhi police officer and questioned BCCI "Why is he being punished for something he never did and has been proven innocent" despite getting clean chit from the court from all the fixing charges in July 2015.
Read Bhuvaneshwari's full open letter here:
I am writing this with a very heavy heart as it breaks me to pieces to see Sree thinking or talking about worst days of his life. I wish and pray no one ever goes through what he and his family went through. The 2013 IPL spot fixing case where Sree was accused of fixing for taking 10 lakh rupees from bookie to concede 14 or more runs in a particular over in Mohali and giving a signal by wearing towel according to Delhi police. The fact is he never gave 14 runs. Any one who knows cricket can easily understand that Sree did not give runs in first few balls and there were no "No balls or wide balls " too. Batsman made 13 Runs only because it was the Great Batsman "Adam Gilchrist" batting. Each and every ball of that over was appreciated by the commentator that day if you all can check the audio commentators were saying only a batsman like Adam Gilchrist can drive it to the boundary.
Sree was bowling his spell with all the passion and with an urge to make his team win. The temperature was 48 degree Celsius and most of the players were wearing the towel wiping the sweat. Also, many players were wearing towel during match since they have to wipe the sweat from their hands to throw the ball. And Jiju, who the police is claiming is a bookie is a professional Ranji trophy cricketer who also had the passion to play for his country. Sree has always helped him in cricket and he used to often travel with Sree as they were from the same MRF pace foundation and became friends. And people who know Sree will never ever believe the lies and false case made by Delhi Police officer who saved himself from the pressure of Nirabhaya rape case as he was under tremendous pressure to resign. It was only to divert people's mind from his incapability and he made Sree the Scapegoat. Sreesanth has been discharged from all the fixing charges in July 2015.
A person who has throughout his life believed in giving and donating, would not stoop to a level of bringing shame to his nation and put full stop to his cricketing career for merely few lakhs of rupees. He has always helped people selflessly without expecting anything in return.
Cricket is a game where you have an age limit and hence Justice delayed is justice denied.. Despite getting clean chit from the court, BCCI is still holding the matter. "Injustice anywhere is threat to Justice Everywhere"
Why is he being punished for something he never did and has been proven innocent. Besides, if they are talking about the zero tolerance for corruption why are they not taking the names of those 13 players whose names are sealed in an envelope after the findings of Mudgal committee, which was appointed by honorable court. Why is there a double standard? Why it's only Sree, who is still fighting the matter, in spite of being proven innocent.
I hope honorary BCCI grants him to re-live his life.. which is Cricket.
I really hope that you all will understand, stand and support him for His fight for Justice."