New Delhi: Former India fast bowler S Sreesanth, who is a contestant in the reality show Big Boss season 12 spoke about the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal in 2013, for which he was handed a life ban by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Addressing the issue for the first time in the Bigg Boss house, he spoke about the allegations against him for taking Rs 10 lakh. He said that he did nothing to bring shame to his family. Commenting on the case, Sreesanth said that he tried to commit suicide several times post the incident. 

Defending her husband on the case, Bhuvneshwari Kumari, in an open letter, said that Sreesanth was falsely accused by a Delhi Police after being under “tremendous pressure” in Nirbhaya case.

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“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 Nirbhaya rape case as he was under tremendous pressure to resign. It was only to divert people’s mind from his incapability that he made Sree the scapegoat,” she wrote in the letter posted on her Twitter account.

She also questioned why BCCI is still holding on to the matter when he has already received a clean chit from the court in July 2015.

Kumari said that cricket is a game where age limit is applicable. BCCI delaying justice to Sreesanth by not letting him play was a sign of justice being denied by the Indian cricket board.

Supporting her husband, she questioned why he is still being punished, even after being proved innocent.

She asked why there is a double standard in the case. “If they are talking about 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 the Mudgal committee, which was appointed by the court,” she wrote.

Kumari requested Sreesanth’s fans to support him in his struggle. Sreesanth is one of the most controversial contestants of the show and is known for his anger issues.