Danish Kaneria loses appeal against life ban
Controversial Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria failed in his appeal to overturn his lifetime ban from cricket.
Kaneria was banned last year for his role in a spot-fixing plot, but denied all involvement and immediately indicated his intention to contest the decision.
The 32-year-old was found guilty of “cajoling and pressurising” former Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield into accepting cash in return for trying to concede a set number of runs in an over during an English county Pro40 match in 2009.
However, Kaneria has now launched a further appeal in which the length of his ban could be reduced. “I am very disappointed with the decision made by the panel,” he said.