Home > News >

Danish Kaneria spotted with Pakistan Cricket Board’s senior official raises question mark

Danish Kaneria was implicated for spot-fixing in county cricket by the ECB © Getty Images
Danish Kaneria was implicated for spot-fixing in county cricket by the ECB © Getty Images

Karachi: Apr 15, 2014

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to face some questions from the International Cricket Council (ICC) after one of its senior officials was spotted at a private match in Houston, United States of America (USA), where banned Test leg-spinner Danish Kaneria also played.

A friendship series of Twenty20 (T20) matches in Houston was held from April 11 to 13 in which several Pakistan Test players took part.

The surprise was the appearance of Kaneria in the matches and the presence of Badar Rafai, the Marketing Director of the PCB, at these matches.

Kaneria, who has appealed in the London High Court against the life ban imposed on him by the England and Wales Cricket Board for alleged spot-fixing, was invited for the match although he is not allowed to take part in any cricket activity under the terms of his life ban.

“It appears as if the PCB may have to face some questions from the ICC on this issue as pictures of Kaneria with the other players and Rafi in a group photograph have gone viral on social networks,” one source said.

The other Pakistani players who took part in these exhibition matches included Nasir Jamshed, Fawad Alam, Wahab Riaz, AbduR Razzaq among others.

“We don’t know anything about these matches but obviously we are looking into it because Kaneria’s presence in these matches has to be questioned,” one board official conceded.

Kaneria, who was banned in 2012, has not taken part in any cricket activity since than as under ICC anti-corruption laws, the life ban on the leg-spinner extends to all the full and associate members of the ICC.

Last year, the ICC had raised objections when another banned Pakistani player, Mohammad Asif, went to play in a club match in Norway on the invitation of some local organisers.

The commercial court is due to give its decision on the appeal filed by Kaneria this week. The leg-spinner had stated that he was treated unjustly. “They have taken away my bread and butter as cricket is my livelihood,” he had said.

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Mount Maunganui

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:30 IST)   at Dhaka

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 11, 2014  at Delhi

India won by 48 runs

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai

Videos

AB de Villiers praises team after win in 1st ODI

Live Cricket Score Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai Day 2: Pakistan get to 328/5 at Lunch

Live Cricket Score Duleep Trophy East Zone vs South Zone, 2nd semi-final at Rohtak Day 2: East Zone bowled out for 84

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Mitchell Johnson shows signs of effectiveness on unhelpful surfaces

Live Cricket Score Duleep Trophy Central Zone vs North Zone,1st semi-final at Mohali Day 2: Gautam Gambhir holds innings together

Younis Khan: First Pakistani and 12th overall to score a century against all 9 Test nations

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 India New Zealand New Zealand vs South Africa New Zealand vs South Africa 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of New Zealand 2014 South Africa vs New Zealand South Africa vs New Zealand 2014

Duleep Trophy: South Zone bundle out East Zone for 84

Andrew Flintoff to play for Brisbane Heat in BBL 2014/15

Duleep Trophy 2014-15 2nd semi-final East Zone vs South Zone at Rohtak Day 2: East Zone are tottering at 69 for 7 at Tea

Tillakaratne Dilshan’s luxury hotel inaugurated by Mahinda Rajapaksa

Misbah-ul-Haq, Asad Shafiq half-centuries ensure Pakistan advantage against Australia at Lunch on Day 2 of 1st Test

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Mitchell Johnson shows signs of effectiveness on unhelpful surfaces

Joginder Sharma: When an over eclipses a career

South Africa vs New Zealand 2014: Vital for Brendon McCullum to find form quickly

Younis Khan: First Pakistani and 12th overall to score a century against all 9 Test nations

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 highlights: Younis Khan’s ton, Mitchell Johnson’s riveting spell

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

अभिनेत्री हुमा कुरैशी ओरिफ्लेम की ब्रांड एंबेसडर

Has Bigg Boss 8 made Karishma Tanna the most hated person?

Pranab Mukherjee returns home after visit to Norway, Finland

Revealed: First look of Amitabh Bachchan-Farhan Akhtar’s Do!

7 reasons why having sex during pregnancy is great for your health

Videocon Infinium Graphite with gesture control feature launched, priced at Rs 10,499

Rupee up 19 paise against dollar in early trade

Twitter introduces Audio Cards to listen to music directly from your timeline

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here