Kaneria in trouble over matich-fixing case

Danish Kaneria

Kaneria was first arrested by Essex police in May 2010 as a match-fixing suspect in the 2009 domestic season. Essex won NatWest Pro40 match in September 2009. Later in September 2010, Kaneria was released by police and cleared all allegations. He was selected to play in a tw0-match test series against South Africa after this case but Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) took action to stop him from playing in the series without giving any reason. Kaneria again come in the news on 17th February 2012 for spot fixing charges. He was named in court as the person who approached Mervyn Westfield with the deal.  Former Essex cricketer, Mervyn Westfield, has been jailed for four month which makes the other suspect Pakistani leg-spinners Danish Kaneria, more vulnerable to another trial . Westfield admitted receiving receiving £6,000 ($9,200) to bowl badly so that 12 runs could be scored in the first over of a 40-over match. the match was between Durham and Essex and both were teammates at that time. Kaneria has denied his involvement.

In a statement PCB said, “We do maintain zero tolerance toward corruption, but since nothing is yet proven against the cricketer the status remains same as it was so he will continue to play the final as captain.” Kaneria is captain of his first class side, Sind. Statement by PCB clearly tells that he will continue to be captain. PCB has not considered him for national selection since August 2010 because of the match-fixing scandal. Kaneria had requested Sindh high court against PCB for not clearning allegations even after clearance by Essex police. The court rejected his petition on technical ground. Legal Advisor of the PCB, Tafazzul Rizvi, said that they want to analyze case in details before taking any action.

Lets see…….the future of Kaneria!!!!

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