The Pakistan Cricket Board has denounced banned Pakistani leg spinner Danish Kaneria’s statement that he is ignored by the PCB and is facing discrimination.
“PCB condemns the statement Kaneria gave in India that he is facing discrimination because of being a Hindu” PCB Media Director Amjad Hussain told Dawn.
“Kaneria must not forget that he played 62 Tests and 18 One Day Internationals for Pakistan as a Hindu and things changed only after he was banned by England and Wales Cricket Board,” Hussain said.
“According to ICC law, ban on a player by any cricketing board applies on all others.”
Kaneria had also said during his interview that PCB went out of the way to help Amir but they did nothing for him which is extremely disheartening.
“Amir admitted his mistake, served his ban, completed his rehabilitation programme and only then he was allowed to represent Pakistan and play domestic cricket.”
“PCB went out of the way for Amir’s case, they support a criminal but not me, which is heartening,” Kaneria had said during his interview with the Indian news channel.
Kaneria was allegedly involved in spot fixing during the English Pro40 competition during 2009 and he was subsequently banned by the English Cricket Board. Although there were rumors that Kaneria is seeking asylum in India but the leg spinner confirmed during his interview that he loves his country and has no plans of leaving it.