Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria. @ Getty Images
Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria. @ Getty Images

Following tainted leg-spinner Danish Kaneria’s confession about being guilty in the 2012 spot-fixing scandal six years after being in denial, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) may go ahead with a fresh inquiry against him to verify if Pakistan cricket has been impacted due to the scandal.

“Kaneria’s confession is a serious matter and this week the Chairman of the board, Ehsan Mani will have deliberations with his legal team and the Board’s Anti-Corruption and Vigilance officials to see if a new inquiry should be opened up against Kaneria since he has now admitted to corruption,” a source in the PCB was quoted as saying in a report in PTI on Sunday.

Kaneria received life ban from the England Cricket Board (ECB) in 2012 and is now also required to play ECB around 100,000 pounds for the case. The latest inquiry could see Kaneria being banned from appearing on television or radio channels as an expert.

“The board adopted a soft stance on Kaneria despite his life ban. But now it could move to completely blank him out of the cricket scenario,” the source said.

“In the past, it came to the PCB’s notice that Kaneria had played in a private event in Bangkok and elsewhere, but it kept quiet on it.”