No discrimination against any non-Muslim player asserts Shaharyar

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Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board’s chairman Shaharyar Khan has asserted that there is no discrimination towards non-Muslim players in PCB and the claim made by banned leg spinner Danish Kaneria is inappropriate. He added that former wicketkeeper batsman Anil Dalpat and many others were associate with the PCB before and such a thing never came up during their time.

“Apart from this, I had personally given favours many times on various occasions to right arm leg spinner Danish Kaneria,” said Shaharyar according to Associated Press of Pakistan.

Shaharyar Khan further said that the ban on Kaneria was imposed by the English Cricket Board which is why the leg spinner should file an appeal  to the ICC if he wants the decision to be reviewed.

“We did not impose the ban on Kaneria but he was banned by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) over his alleged role in spot-fixing in the county cricket,” he said adding being  member of the International Cricket Council , the PCB has to execute the decision.

“He should file appeal to the ICC and the board to review the decision rather than giving such statements against the PCB,” he added.

Danish Kaneria was alleged of being involved in a spot fixing scandal during England’s domestic Pro40 match back in 2009.

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On this occasion Shaharyar Khan also said that he was disappointed to see Fawad Alam left out of the squad which will face England in a four match test series beginning in July because he has proven his credentials by being one of the top performers in domestic cricket and was also the fittest player in the boot camp held in Kakul.

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