Kaneria hoping for positive results from ECB appeal hearing

The Pakistan spinner, who has appeared in 61 matches for his country, has been banned for life from playing in England by the ECB panel, but he has appealed against the decision.

updated: December 09, 2012 22:31 IST
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Karachi: Pakistan's leg-spinner Danish Kaneria and his lawyer are hoping that a appeal hearing by the England and Wales Cricket Board, which starts from Monday, will remove or at least reduce the life ban imposed on the cricketer for involvement in spot-fixing in county cricket.

Their hopes have been raised after former Essex player, Mervyn Westfield, whose testimony at the earlier disciplinary hearing of the ECB this year played a big role in Kaneria being found guilty, announced he will not appear for the appeal hearing.

"It is strange that Westfield's lawyer has said his client will not appear for the appeal hearing because it is on his testimony that the ECB disciplinary panel based its case against me," Kaneria told PTI from London.

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