Former Indian pacer S. Sreesanth has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party and will contest elections on its ticket in the assembly election to be held in Kerala in May, reports said.
Sreesanth, reports say, has agreed to fight in Thiruvananthapuram.
Members of Sreesanth's family on March 22 said he received a call from a top BJP leader in Delhi requesting him to contest either in Trippunithura or Ernakulam assembly constituencies.
They also said Sreesanth was likely to meet BJP president Amit Shah when he visits Kerala.
When contacted on March 22, Kerala BJP president Kummanam Rajasekharan said the state leadership was not aware of the move but "things will be clear in two days."
A top BJP leader also said someone from BJP's central leadership must have contacted Sreesanth directly "as he is a celebrity".
After being exonerated in the 2013 IPL spot fixing-case by a Delhi court last year, Sreesanth is now a busy actor. He is currently shooting for a Hindi film produced by Pooja Bhatt.