The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s Ombudsman, Vineet Saran, reduced TP Sudhindra’s life ban to 10 years and 8 months after he was accused of conspiring to fix a local match in a sting operation.

Sudhindra, presently 38, last played a game in May 2012 — addressing Deccan Chargers versus Rulers XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

When contacted, Sudhindra, said, “I just want to come back and play at the ground. Want to do some fitness and let’s see where my destiny takes me. I don’t want to recall my past and instead want to look to the future.”

Sudhindra took 108 wickets and played 27 first-class matches for MP. He was selected for an India “A” tour and took the most wickets in the 2012 Ranji Trophy season.

Saran wrote in his order that Sudhindra, the applicant, was not given anti-corruption training.

The applicant also claimed that his alleged comments in the sting operation were connected to a domestic match, and players like India fast bowler S Sreesanth, who was given a life ban by the BCCI for alleged spot-fixing in the IPL, were also subject to the same fate.


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