Friday 5 July 2013 

PCB Hands Danish Kaneria Life Ban

Danish Kaneria in action for Pakistan
PCB Hands Danish Kaneria Life Ban
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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has handed a life ban to former international leg-spinner Danish Kaneria after his appeal earlier this week to the England and Wales Cricket Board was rejected.

The PCB, under the terms of the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Code as well as its own, are duty-bound to enforce the ban themselves.

Kaneria, who played 61 Tests and 18 One-Day Internationals, has been banned from any involvement in the playing, organising or administering cricket under the jurisdiction of the PCB.

"Mr Kaneria was duly represented in the proceedings through a legal counsel of his choice and no question with regard to jurisdiction, composition, procedure or fairness of the Appeal Panel was raised by Mr Kaneria's counsel," a PCB statement read.

"Under ICC Anti-Corruption Code and PCB's Anti-Corruption Code (Article-9) PCB is bound to recognize, respect and enforce the ban in Pakistan, meaning this ban is also being enforced by PCB in Pakistan.

"Therefore, Mr. Danish Kaneria is suspended for life from any involvement in the playing, organization or administration of cricket in any form or manner under the jurisdiction of PCB.

"PCB hopes Mr Kaneria will reflect on his past conduct and will now initiate efforts towards redemption and rehabilitation.

Former captain Salman Butt and fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir are also currently serving suspensions after their involvement in spot-fixing in England.

While Butt and Amir have admitted their guilt, Kaneria continues to maintain his innocence despite appeals against both the verdict and sanction being rejected.

Kaneria was banned in 2012 after he and Mervyn Westfield were found guilty of breaching the ECB Anti-Corruption Code.

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