As the domestic cricket season, which was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, gets underway, the Sharad Pawar Cricket Academy – Mumbai Cricket Association’s facility in Mumbai – was bustling with activity on Friday, with three of the six teams stationed in Mumbai training after one another.
Despite Suryakumar Yadav’s star-studded Mumbai outfit practising at the facility in the afternoon, it was the Kerala team, which hogged the limelight. And S. Sreesanth, first Kerala cricketer to have played a World Cup, who is now part of the squad, was the main draw.
Making a return to top-flight cricket with the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy after serving a ban for his alleged involvement in the 2013 IPL corruption scandal, Sreesanth realised he would be in the limelight not just on Friday but at least for the next couple of weeks.
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