Kaneria looking for PM’s help to remove his lifetime ban


Danish Kaneria, who is being imposed a lifetime ban by the English and Wales Cricket Board, sought help from the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday to intervene and get him justice.

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

According to Pakistan leading wicket taker leg-spinner, the English and Wales Cricket Board has not proven his involvement in the court of law, but still, both the boards ECB and PCB have maintained the lifetime ban.

Danish Kaneria was blamed for prompting his Essex teammate, Mervyn Westfield to get involved in the spot fixing act.

Danish Kaneria wrote a letter to the Minister of Human Rights, Zahid Hamid to ask Nawaz Sharif’s help in the matter and help him get a clean chit and remove the ban imposed on him.

Kaneria wrote, “I urge you to please help me in requesting the Prime Minister who is the Patron of PCB to review my case.”

“The ECB has banned me from playing cricket in England based on the mere false statements of the convicted English Country cricketer, Mervyn Westfield,”

Danish Kaneria dragged the trio of Salman Butt, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Amir into the scenario, who were involved in the spot fixing scandal in 2010 in England and the act was proven. Kaneria put them as an example, two of them whom are allowed to play domestic cricket and Amir playing international cricket.

The leggie wrote, “All convicted cricketers (Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir) are slowly and steadily allowed to play domestic and international cricket, even the ECB has allowed Mervyn Westfield to play professional cricket in (the) UK,”

Danish Kaneria represented Pakistan in 61 test matches and 18 One Day Internationals said, “I have played for Pakistan and English County Cricket with all honesty and integrity and I have never indulged in any spot-fixing or match-fixing throughout my career,”

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