Danish Kaneria appeals to Zardari, Sharif to overturn life ban

The ban effectively prevents him from playing all international and domestic cricket worldwide as boards under International Cricket Council (ICC) jurisdiction have agreed to uphold punishments imposed by individual countries in such circumstances.

updated: July 03, 2013 15:29 IST
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Karachi: Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria said Wednesday he was "disgusted" by England's decision to uphold his life ban for spot-fixing, and claimed he was being victimised.

An appeal panel of the England and Wales Cricket Board discipline commission upheld the ban in full on Tuesday, the second time Kaneria has lost an appeal against ECB charges.

The 32-year-old was handed a life ban by the ECB last year after a panel found him guilty of inducing his then Essex team-mate Mervyn 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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