Danish Kaneria loses appeal against life ban

Apr 28, 2013, 01:33 IST | AFP

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.

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