21 Feb 2012

ICC says bowler not cleared of claims surrounding match fixing

1:51 pm on 21 February 2012

The International Cricket Council Monday denies it's cleared Pakistan's Danish Kaneria to play after he was implicated in a spot-fixing trial which led to the imprisonment of a former English county cricketer for four months.

Prosecutors in the case, said that former Essex pace bowler Mervyn Westfield had been lured into the illegal scam after an approach by Kaneria.

The leg spinner denies the claim and says the ICC has cleared him to play, as had the England and Wales Cricket Board and Pakistan Board.

But the ICC says all three governing bodies categorically deny a clearance certificate has been issued.

The Pakistan baord says Kaneria will again be called to appear before the Integrity Committee to explain his position.