Thursday, 31 January 2013

Sarfaraz Nawaz urges PCB to support Kaneria

By Muhammad Asif Khan

KARACHI: While terming the life-ban on Danish Kaneria ‘very harsh’, former Test Cricketer Sarfaraz Nawaz said that the banned leg-spinner was treated inadequately by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as well. “Even the players, who were jailed for the same sort of offence, were not banned for life but he [Kaneria] was handed over a very harsh punishment without concrete evidence”, said the former fast bowler while talking to this correspondent for News One TV.

“I would say Kaneria was left alone and unfairly treated by the PCB”, adds Sarfaraz Nawaz

“The PCB should take this matter up with the ICC”, concludes Sarfaraz Nawaz

Kaneria, 32, was banned by a disciplinary panel of the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) last year for his role in the spot-fixing case involving his Essex County mate Mervyn Westfield.

During the hearing Westfield accused Kaneria of introducing him to an Indian bookie. Later, the ECB panel declared Kaneria as guilty and also banned Westfield for five years.

Kaneria, who is in London, filed an appeal against the sentence. At the moment he is waiting for the resumption of his appeal’s hearing which was adjourned in December last.

No comments:

Post a Comment