Pakistan's Danish Kaneria bids to overturn life ban

Monday's spot-fixing appeal hearing for Kaneria comes just days after former Pakistan Test players Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif lost their appeals at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the scandal.

updated: April 21, 2013 10:28 IST
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London: Pakistan's Danish Kaneria will try to resume his cricket career when he challenges a life ban for spot-fixing in London on Monday.

But, heading into the start of the appeal hearing, doubt remained over whether Mervyn Westfield would give evidence against his former Essex team-mate.

Leg-spinner Kaneria was given a life ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) last year after a panel found him guilty of inducing paceman Westfield to deliberately under-perform by agreeing to concede a certain number of runs in return for money while bowling in a county one-day match in 2009.

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