Describing the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI as the biggest setback in his life, disgraced India pacer S Sreesanth today maintained he had not done any wrong and would prove his innocence in the spot-fixing scandal. Also read: BCCI slaps life ban on Sreesanth, Chavan; Harmeet Singh 'excused'
Stating that he felt very sad on hearing the BCCI's decision announced yesterday, Sreesanth said, "The BCCI action is the biggest setback in my life and I am disappointed. I will try to overcome the crisis and make a strong comeback." Also read: I am fully convinced that Sreesanth was part of the fix: Ravi Sawani report
Sreesanth said he did not know why he was being "framed" in this situation.
"I can tell that I have not done anything wrong," Sreesanth told reporters here. Also read: IPL Spot-fixing: Sreesanth likely to challenge life ban in court
The fast bowler said he was at a loss to understand why the BCCI took such a decision on this issue.
"The only consolation for me now is that I am at home, not in a jail," he said. Also read: Didn’t know they were bookies, says Harmeet Singh
Sreesanth said he had been playing international cricket for the last nine years, but he never got any support from anyone.
"I did not get any support these years. I expected to get support this time, which did not come," he said.