The ECB is to bring disciplinary proceedings against Danish Kaneria and Mervyn Westfield in relation to spot-fixing allegations. Both will face charges of breaching the ECB's anti-corruption directives.
Westfield, a former Essex fast bowler, was jailed for four months in January after he admitted underperforming in a Pro40 match against Durham in September 2009. While Kaneria, the former Pakistan spinner and Essex's overseas player for several seasons, was named by the judge at London's Central Criminal Court as the orchestrator of the plot, he was never charged by the police, on the grounds of insufficient evidence. If he is found guilty as part of the ECB proceedings, however, he could still face a worldwide ban from the game.
An ECB disciplinary panel, chaired by Gerard Elias QC, will sit in the first week of May to consider the charges.