1 Jul 2012

Banned Kaneria unlikely to play in Pakistan, says PCB

9:04 am on 1 July 2012

The former test bowler Danish Kaneria is unlikely to be allowed to resume his career in Pakistan after being banned for life by the England and Wales Cricket Board, the Pakistan board said on Saturday.

Kaneria was banned for life from any involvement in cricket under the jurisdiction of the ECB earlier this month after being found guilty of corruption while playing for county side Essex.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) at its executive board meeting urged all member countries for a worldwide ban on Kaneria.

Kaneria, who has played 61 tests and taken 261 wickets for Pakistan, has said he is innocent and will appeal the life ban.

The 31-year-old was found guilty by the ECB of encouraging or attempting to encourage Essex team mate Mervyn Westfield to underperform in a match in 2009.