Karachi: Pakistani leg-spinner Danish Kaneria's career seems to be all over as Pakistan Cricket Board imposed life ban on him on Friday, for indulging in spot-fixing during the 2009 English county-cricket season.
The PCB said that it was handing down the punishment after Kaneria lost his appeal against the life ban imposed on him by the England and Wales Cricket Board this week.
"The ECB appeals panel has upheld the life ban on Kaneria and the PCB is bound to recognize, respect and enforce the ban in Pakistan," the statement said.
The board said that Kaneria would be suspended for life from any involvement in playing, organization or administration of cricket in any form or manner under the jurisdiction of PCB.
The PCB said that under the ICC and PCB's Anti-corruption code, it had been made aware of the decision by the appeals panel of the cricket discipline commission of the ECB.
And contrary to what Kaneria has claimed, the PCB said that the player was duly represented in the ECB commission proceedings through a legal counsel of his choice and no question with regard to jurisdiction, composition, procedure or fairness of the appeals panel was raised by his counsel.
Kaneria, whose international cricket career came to a halt in August 2010, after a spot-fixing scandal broke out in English county cricket in September 2009, was banned for life from playing in England by the ECB disciplinary commission last year in June, which found him guilty of corruption and cheating.
The panel said that Kaneria posed a grave danger to the sport and said he had attempted to lure other players into spot-fixing. ECB chief executive Giles Clarke said this week that Kaneria had tried to form a team of spot-fixers in English county cricket.


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