"What can I say. I am both relieved and confused. I am relieved in the light of media report mentioning, I was facing a two-year ban or even a life ban. To that extent I am relieved," Kale said from his residence in Thane.
"At the same time I am also confused a bit about what exactly my emotions are at the moment. The ban till December 31st means I will be missing the crucial four or five Ranji Trophy league ties," the middle order batsman said.
"The beginning of the season is always a crucial time (to get into form). And this year, Maharashtra will be playing in the Elite division after gaining promotion," he added.