3 Jul 2013

Kaneria has another appeal against ban thrown out

11:07 am on 3 July 2013

The former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria's lifetime ban from cricket remains in place after the England and Wales Cricket Board rejected his appeal at a hearing in London.

Kaneria was given a life ban by the ECB last year after a panel found him guilty of inducing his then Essex teammate 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.

Although imposed by the ECB, the now 32-year-old Kaneria's ban was effectively a worldwide sanction as all boards under the jurisdiction of the International Cricket Council have agreed to uphold punishments imposed by individual member countries in such circumstances.

Kaneria, who has repeatedly protested his innocence, has now seen two appeals against ECB charges fail after a CDC panel dismissed his case in April.