ICC calls for global life ban on Kaneria

Jun 28, 2012, 10:27 IST | AFP

Cricket chiefs yesterday called for a global lifetime ban for Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria after he was punished for his role in an English spot-fixing scandal

The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) board said domestic bodies “should recognise and respect the sanctions... including by enforcing and giving effect to them within their own jurisdictions to the fullest extent permitted by law”.

Kaneria was banned for life by English authorities for his involvement in the Mervyn Westfield spot-fixing case. The 31-year-old Pakistani has vowed to appeal the sanction.

Westfield was jailed for four months in February, but served two before being released in April, after admitting he accepted £6,000 ($9,346) to under-perform during a Pro40 match between Essex and Durham in 2009.

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