PCB to analyze leg-spinner Danish Kaneria's appeal against life ban

Karachi, Apr.29 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has reportedly said that the board would legally examine the dismissal of leg-spin bowler Danish Kaneria's appeal against his life ban on playing cricket in England on allegations of spot-fixing.

The ban imposed on Kaneria by an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) panel was based on the findings that he had 'cajoled' and 'pressurized' former Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield into taking money to underperform during the English county Pro40 match in 2009, Dawn.com reports.

According to the report, PCB has joined hands with its lawyers to analyze Kaneria's appeal judgement but maintained that they want Pakistan cricket to be completely devoid of corruption.

The report said that the ECB decision on Kaneria's alleged involvement in the spot-fixing scandal had disappointed the leg-spinner as he had denied his involvement in the scandal and considered facts to be clearer in the court after the fourth hearing.

Kaneria said that he will have to approach the high court once he knows the reasons behind the judgement.

In July 2012, the PCB had insisted for Kaneria's suspension from playing in the home country until the appeal judgement is released, the report added. (ANI)

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