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Danish Kaneria’s appeal against spot-fixing ban dismissed

Danish Kaneria © Getty Images
Danish Kaneria © Getty Images

Aug 12, 2014

Danish Kaneria’s appeal application against the life ban imposed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has been rejected. Kaneria was banned for life by the ECB in 2012 after they found him guilty of spot-fixing in county cricket. The ECB has now pushed for Kaneria to accept and apologise for his actions. This appeal was rejected by the Court of Appeal.

BBC reported ECB’s statement, “It means Kaneria has exhausted all the legal options available to him.” Also, Giles Clarke said, “Kaneria acted as a recruiter of potential ‘spot-fixers’ and used his seniority and international experience to target and corrupt a young and vulnerable player. It is high time that Mr Kaneria came clean about his involvement in these corrupt activities and stopped misleading the Pakistan cricket fans and wider public with his empty protestations of innocence. We once again urge him to apologise publicly for his past actions and to start the process of redeeming himself.”

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