Banned Danish Kaneria to seek ECB compensation

Two years ago, Kaneria was arrested by Essex police on charges of inducing his teammate Mervyn Westfield to concede a certain number of runs in an over in return of money during a Pro-40 match against Durham in 2009.

updated: March 07, 2013 23:16 IST
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Karachi: Disgraced Pakistani leg-spinner Danish Kaneria will seek compensation from English cricket authorities for delaying his appeal against a life ban imposed for spot-fixing last year, his lawyer said on Thursday.

The 32-year-old's appeal against the ban was adjourned until April 22 after Kaneria's accuser, former Essex bowler Mervyn Westfield reportedly refused to appear in the hearing in December last year.

Kaneria, Pakistan's most successful Test spinner with 261 wickets in 61 matches, was banned after Westfield named him in an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) inquiry in June last year. Westfield was banned for five years.

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