Kaneria loses appeal against life ban

Last Updated: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 17:24 hrs

London: Pakistan banned leg-spinner Danish Kaneria's has failed in his appeal against a life ban.

Kaneria was banned for life from playing in Britain after the ECB's disciplinary panel ruled last June that he had been involved in spot-fixing.

The 32-year-old, who played 61 Tests, was branded a "grave danger" to the game by the ECB who found him guilty of encouraging or attempting to encourage former Essex county team mate Mervyn Westfield to underperform in a match in 2009.

Westfield was handed a four-month prison sentence last year after pleading guilty in court to spot fixing in a match between his Essex side and Durham in September 2009.

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