The Pakistan board's integrity committee has offered its full cooperation to the ECB, should the England board decide to hold an inquiry into Danish Kaneria's alleged involvement in the Mervyn Westfield spot-fixing case, Taffulzul Rizvi, the PCB's legal advisor, has said.
Kaneria, the former Pakistan and Essex legspinner, was not on trial in London, where former Essex bowler Westfield was sentenced to four months in jail after pleading guilty to the charge of accepting or obtaining corrupt payments. Kaneria's name, however, dominated the proceedings in court as he was presented as the influential figure who led Westfield astray.
Westfield, 23, had admitted to accepting £6000 in return for conceding a set number of runs in an over during a Pro40 match against Durham in September 2009. Kaneria, who was arrested along with Westfield in 2010 only for charges to be dropped due to a lack of evidence, could now face an investigation by the ECB.