S Sreesanth will have to wait a little longer before marking his return to cricket as the KCA President’s Cup T20 tournament has been postponed. The competition was scheduled to begin next week in Alappuzha, the competition was deferred because the Kerala cricket body did not get the clearance from the state government to organise the tournament.
KCA secretary Sreejith V Nair said: “I had a telephonic conversation with our health minister KK Shailaja today. She advised us to wait a little longer and we are heeding to her request. So the tournament won’t happen in December. Though no formal decision has been taken, we are now hoping to have the tournament next month,” reported Times of India.
The tournament will now begin from December 17. The tournament will feature six teams. KCA had announced the squads of each team and had also unveiled their kits.
The postponement has not only disappointed Sreesanth but other cricketers too. Kerala skipper Sachin Baby expressed his disappointment over the decision and said that cricket tournaments are happening even in other states despite COVID-19 than why not here.
“In other states, cricket tournaments are happening despite Covid. So we were hoping that we would get permission and finally get to play some matches next week. But our hopes have not materialized. If the tournament was held now, it would have been ideal preparation for the domestic season as I learnt that BCCI is planning to conduct domestic tournaments from next month,” Baby told TOI.