Karachi: Former Pakistan Test skipper, Mushtaq Mohammad feels that the life ban imposed on leg-spinner Danish Kaneria is harsh and over-the-top. Mushtaq believed that a five-year ban should have been enough for the player.
"Cricket was Danish's profession and whilst he has erred, I don't think the disciplinary panel should have given him a ban for life. I think a ban of five years like that imposed upon Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif would have been the right punishment," Mushtaq, who played 57 Tests for Pakistan, said.
"I think Danish is well within his rights to challenge the life ban through whatever means are available to him, as I think a life ban is an over-the-top punishment," he added.