Sreesanth’s family visits church after his bail

His parents prayed and lit candles.

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S Sreesanth’s family members praying at the St Antony’s Church in Kaloor on Monday

Kochi: The family of S Sreesanth visited the St. Antony’s Church in Kaloor in Kerala after the cricketer was granted bail in a spot fixing case. 

A trial court in New Delhi yesterday granted bail to Sreesanth and eighteen others in the case, 26 days after he was arrested from Mumbai during the Indian Premier League (IPL) that ended last month. He was released yesterday from the Tihar jail in the national capital. 

He and two of his Rajasthan Royals teammates were taken into police custody on charges of spot-fixing during IPL.

His Rajasthan Royals contracts have been suspended pending inquiry. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has currently suspended him from playing in IPL. 

His parents, Shanthakumaran Nair and Savithri Devi, brother-in-law Madhu Balakrishnan and sister Nivedita, along with a few friends and well-wishers, reached the church at 10.15 pm and spent around 15 minutes praying and lighting candles.

A few of Sreesanth’s friends, led by his schoolmate Aby Mathew, were present to receive his family members with cheerful hugs.

“Thanks to God’s grace. It is a huge relief and we are very happy. We are also grateful for all the support we received from various quarters. So many people have called since the news came out that Sreesanth has received bail,” Sreesanth’s father told New Indian Express.

“When we returned from the Chottanikkara Temple, there were so many missed calls on our mobile phone. It has been a custom for us to visit the church here. Although we have been staying at Madhu’s house in Tripunithura these days, we have been coming here regularly,” he said.

Source: New Indian Express