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Danish Kaneria Pleads with PCB To Lift Ban

Kaneria, Pakistan’s leading wicket-taker in Tests, is desperate to return to the cricketing fold and is even keen on playing domestic cricket.

Danish Kaneria requests PCB to lift life ban

Pakistani Leg spinner Danish Kaneria has appealed to the Pakistani Cricket Board to revoke the life-ban imposed on him in 2013.

Kaneria Who was found guilty of spot fixing alongside Mervyn Westfield while playing for English county Essex against Durham in 2009, has been pleading for the PCB’s help for a long time.

Kaneria had been a keen prospect of Pakistan since his debut and he still remains the leading wicket-taker in Tests for the country.

In a letter to Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ehsan Mani, the 39-year-old’s legal firm requested him to revoke the ban which will give Kaneria a chance to earn his living through the game.

The PCB had slapped the punishment on Kaneria after he lost an appeal on the life ban imposed on him by the English and Wales Cricket Board in 2012.

Kaneria had pointed out earlier that if past offenders such as Mohammad Amir and Salman Butt were pardoned upon serving their sentence why he was subjected to a different verdict.

Kaneria’s defence attorney wrote, “it is unfair to deny him the chance to earn his livelihood from the only skill he has honed”.

Kaneria, only the second Hindu to play for Pakistan after his maternal uncle Anil Dalpat, took 261 wickets in 61 Tests at an average of 34.79.

However, he only played 18 ODIs between 2000 and 2010.

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