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PCB slaps life ban on Kaneria for spot-fixing

July 05, 2013 15:13 IST

Disgraced spinner Danish Kaneria's career seems all but over with the Pakistan Cricket Board imposing a life ban on him on Friday for indulging in spot-fixing during the 2009 English county season.

The PCB said it was handing down the punishment after Kaneria lost his appeal against the life ban imposed on him by the England and Wales Cricket Board this week.

"The ECB appeals panel has upheld the life ban on Kaneria and the PCB is bound to recognise, respect and enforce the ban in Pakistan," the statement said.

Danish KaneriaThe Board said Kaneria would be suspended for life from any involvement in the playing, organisation or administration of cricket in any form or manner under the jurisdiction of PCB.

The PCB said under the ICC and PCB's Anti-corruption code, it had been made aware of the decision by the appeals panel of the cricket discipline commission of the ECB.

And contrary to what Kaneria has claimed, the PCB said the player was duly represented in the ECB commission 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 his counsel.

Kaneria, whose international cricket career came to a halt in August, 2010 after a spot-fixing scandal broke in English county cricket in September, 2009, was banned for life from playing in England by the ECB disciplinary commission last year in June which found him guilty of corruption and cheating.

The panel said Kaneria posed a grave danger to the sport and said he had attempted to lure other players into spot-fixing.

ECB chief executive Giles Clarke said this week that Kaneria had tried to form a team of spot-fixers in English county cricket.

Image: Danish Kaneria

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