7 May 2014

Kaneria's life-ban appeal dismissed

8:32 am on 7 May 2014

The former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria's appeal against his life-ban from cricket for spot fixing has been dismissed by Britain's High Court.

Kaneria, who has repeatedly denied any involvement in trying to engineer particular situations in a game, was banned by the England and Wales Cricket Board in June 2012 after a disciplinary panel found him guilty of corruption while playing for county side Essex in 2009.

The 33-year-old was convicted of "cajoling and pressurising" former team mate Mervyn Westfield into accepting money for conceding a set number of runs in a match.

He took High Court action after last year failing in an appeal to the ECB's Cricket Discipline Commission against the severity of the ban.

His claims were dismissed in a judgment published today.