Tainted ex-India pacer Sreesanth ties the knot with a Rajasthan royal

Controversial former India pace bowler S. Sreesanth early Thursday morning tied the knot with his long standing girlfriend Bhuvaneshwari Kumari at the famed Guruvayoor Sree Krishna temple in this Kerala town.

The marriage ceremony lasted for 15 minutes and was attended by close family members of the couple.

Sreesanth with Bhuvneshwari Kumari at Sree Krishna temple in Guruvayoor
Sreesanth with Bhuvneshwari Kumari at Sree Krishna temple in Guruvayoor temple on Thursday. PIC/Satheesh AS

After the wedding, the newly-married couple headed to Sreesanth's home in Kochi where the reception will be held in the evening.

Dressed in traditional Kerala costumes, the bride and the groom exchanged rings and garlands.

Sreesanth's bride, known as Nayan to those close to her, belongs to the Diwanpura royal family from Rajasthan and the marriage took place after the couple's 6 year-long love affair.

Sreesanth gets married
Sreesanth gets married to Nayan on Thursday. Pic/PTI

The couple has been going steady for the past few years and Bhuvaneshwari stood by him in times of crisis when he was jailed following a spot-fixing scandal during the last edition of the Indian Premier League.

The bride comes from a Jaipur royal family and is a jewellery designer by profession.

After his arrest May 16 and subsequent imprisonment till June 11, Sreesanth was banned from all forms of the game by the Board of Control for Cricket in India after a probe by the country's apex cricket body. 

Sreesanth weds Rajasthan royal
Sreesanth marries Bhuvaneshwari Kumari at Guruvayoor Sreekrishna temple in Thrissur, Kerala. Pic/PTI

Sreesanth has been charged under the draconian Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) and the case has now been posted for Dec 18.

Sreesanth is the second Keralite to represent the country and has played in 27 Tests (87 wickets), 53 ODIs (75 wickets) and 10 T20s (seven wickets).  

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