Danish Kaneria appeals against life ban

The ECB panel had found Danish Kaneria guilty of spot fixing in county matches while playing for Essex and banned him for life and fined him 100,000 pounds Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Karachi: Jul 12, 2012

Danish Kaneria, who is facing a worldwide life ban from all cricket by England and Wales cricket board (ECB) for his role in spot-fixing has appealed against the ban.

The ECB panel had found the Pakistan spinner guilty of spot fixing in county matches while playing for Essex and banned him for life and fined him 100,000 pounds

“The legal team with Danish has filed the appeal against the ban and we will go to any legal forum to get justice,” the bowler’s elder brother Vicky was quoted saying by a cricket website.

“We feel Danish didn’t get a fair hearing and justice and there was no evidence to support the harsh life ban on him as cricket is his livelihood,” Vicky added.

The brother said Kaneria, who has been suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board, had been ordered to pay 100,000 pounds ($155,600) in costs for the hearings.

The leg spinner has not played for Pakistan since September, 2010 as the Pakistan cricket board has not cleared him for selection because of the spot fixing allegations that surfaced first in 2010 against Kaneria and his Essex teammate, Mervyn Westfield.

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