The Sindh High Court has upheld the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) ban on cricketer Danish Kaneria.
The right-arm leg spinner faces lifetime ban after being found involved in spot-fixing the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB),
Kaneria, who played for the Pakistan national side from 2000 to 2010, has moved the court seeking permission to play domestic and league cricket. A bench headed by Chief Justice Sindh High Court Justice Ahmed Ali Sheikh rejected the application of former cricketer.
The petitioner’s counsel had argued that Kaneria should be allowed to join the PCB rehabilitation programme. “My client did not commit spot-fixing. He just got a meeting held between the players and the match fixers, to which he has already confessed,” the counsel said.
He pointed out that players who were actually the spot fixers have been allowed to play but Kaneria is not being given permission. Domestic matches and coaching should be allowed, the counsel contended.
The PCB’s counsel had argued that Kaneria had been banned by the English County Club.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 14th, 2022.
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