Court Of Appeal Dismisses Danish Kaneria Application

Danish Kaneria's application to appeal his life ban has been dismissed
Danish Kaneria's application to appeal his life ban has been dismissed
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The Court of Appeal has dismissed Danish Kaneria's application to appeal against the life ban handed to him by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in June 2012.

Rt Hon Sir Stanley Burton, sitting in the Civil Division of the Court of Appeal in England and Wales ruled that Kaneria's application was 'totally without merit' and that he may not request that the decision to be reconsidered at an oral hearing.

He was banned for breaching the ECB's anti-corruption code while playing for Essex and this decision means he has no further right of appeal against the decision.

He has also been banned by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the International Cricket Council (ICC) have supported the life ban.

"ECB welcomes today’s decision to dismiss the application by Mr Kaneria to appeal the life ban imposed for his corrupt activity," ECB chairman Giles Clarke said.

"Mr 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 by supporting the Pakistan Cricket Board’s anti-corruption initiatives and assisting the police and law enforcement bodies in the Asian sub-continent with the vital job of exposing and cutting off the primary source of cricket corruption."

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