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Support for Kaneria ban

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Sunday, July 07, 2013

KARACHI - Pakistan yesterday endorsed England's decision to uphold the life ban on Danish Kaneria, calling on the leg—spinner to reflect on his conduct and start a process of rehabilitation.

The 32-year-old was banned for his part in a 2009 spot-fixing scandal, in which he lured his Essex teammate Mervyn Westfield to concede an agreed number of runs in an over in return for money.

A disciplinary committee of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) banned Kaneria for life in June last year. His first appeal was rejected in April.

On Wednesday, an ECB appeal panel rejected his second appeal, which asked for the ban to be reduced.

A disgusted Kaneria accused the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) of not helping him, but the organisation rejected his claim.

"Kaneria was duly represented in the proceedings through a legal counsel of his choice and no question with regard to jurisdiction, composition, procedure or fairness of the appeal panel was raised by Kaneria's counsel," the PCB said.

Kaneria hit back saying: "The PCB is acting as if I have not done any service to Pakistan."