"I have filed the appeal in the commercial court because I want my case to be heard by an independent panel and the proceedings to be held open to public," Kaneria said.
     
He said that the decision to file the appeal came after consulting his lawyers in the UK as the commercial court deals with complex cases arising out of business disputes, both national and international.
     
"I feel I am not getting justice from the ECB disciplinary and appeal panel. They didn't listen to my case fairly," he said.
     
The leg-spinner, who was banned for life last year, has also got the backing of former skipper Rashid Latif, who blew the whistle on the menace of match-fixing in Pakistan cricket in 1994.

(Agencies)

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