Friday 11 May 2012 

ECB Postpones Kaneria, Westfield Hearing

	ECB Postpones Kaneria, Westfield Hearing
ECB Postpones Kaneria, Westfield Hearing
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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have confirmed that a disciplinary hearing into alleged corruption by Mervyn Westfield and Danish Kaneria has been adjourned.

The hearing will now be held on 18th June following a request from Kaneria's lawyers.

Gerard Elias QC, who is the chairman of ECB's Cricket Discipline Commission, will chair the hearing.

Westfield was handed a four-month custodial sentence after he pleaded guilty to charges of corruptly accepting or obtaining, or agreeing to accept or obtain, corrupt payments, in February and was subsequently handed an interim suspension from all cricket by the ECB.

Kaneria was named at court as Westfield's 'corrupter'.

A statement from the ECB read as follows:

"The ECB today announced an adjournment to the Disciplinary Panel hearing at which charges will be heard relating to alleged breaches of ECB’s anti-corruption directives by Mervyn Westfield and Danish Kaneria.

"The hearing, which was previously scheduled for May 21, has been adjourned to the week commencing June 18 at the request of Kaneria’s lawyers.

"The chairman of the ECB’s Cricket Discipline Commission, Gerard Elias QC, will chair the hearing and ECB will make no further comment while these proceedings are ongoing."

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