ECB finds Kaneria guilty of spot-fixing

Kaneria was arrested in 2010 along with Mervyn Westfield on suspicion of spot-fixing during an Essex match.


Afp/web Desk June 22, 2012

LONDON: Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has been found guilty of spot-fixing by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) disciplinary committee, Express News reported on Friday. 

According to a statement, Mervyn Westfield was also found guilty.

"The panel will now consider the appropriate sanction against both players and a decision is expected later today (Friday)," said the statement.

Earlier, Kaneria had challenged the ECB through his lawyer Farogh Nasim after the organisation summoned the leg-spinner for a disciplinary hearing into corruption charges.

The ECB wanted Kaneria in for the hearing after he was named in a London court as a go-between in the scandal following which his former Essex teammate Mervyn Westfield was given a four-month sentence.

The leg-spinner was arrested in 2010 along with Westfield on suspicion of spot-fixing during an Essex match against Durham in 2009 before being released without charge. 

COMMENTS (5)

A Concerned Pakistani | 9 years ago | Reply Why only Pakistanis are involved in such bad practices. They are entrusted to represent nation on international stages and they don't have any authority to bargain national prestige! As I always said for the trio, he is liable to criminal offense
Mr S | 9 years ago | Reply

He was the first guy involved in spot fixing and to date he was roaming free without any charges. Very happy to know that he has been finally convicted and found guilty.

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