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Kaneria charged for fixing

2012-04-05 18:56

London - The England and Wales Cricket Board has charged Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria with corruption relating to spot fixing in the county game.

Kaneria was accused in a British court in February of pressuring former Essex team-mate Melvyn Westfield into fixing part of a match. Westfield pleaded guilty to fixing and was jailed for four months.

Kaneria denies the allegations and claims he had been cleared by British police, the International Cricket Council and the ECB.

But the ECB now says that both Kaneria has been charged over alleged "corrupt activities which led to Mervyn Westfield's criminal conviction."

An ECB disciplinary panel will hear the case.

Kaneria is Pakistan's most successful Test spinner with 261 wickets in 61 Tests.

AP

Comments
  • Andrew - 2012-04-05 20:10

    Why is it that the Packistanis and Indians are so corrupt?? Ban them for life or kick them out of the ICC until they get their act together.

      johan.r.erasmus - 2012-04-06 08:07

      Andrew, whislt corruption is crminal and needs to be dealt with harhsly, your comment is inflammatory. Not all pakistani's and Indian's are corrupt. Our own Hansie Cornje fell foul of the temptation to "earn" more money. I therefore cannot agree with your generalisation.

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