Former Pakistan bowler Danish Kaneria fails with lifetime ban appeal

Pakistani discarded cricket leg-spinner Danish Kaneria leaves after appeared the integrity committee at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore on August 15, 2011
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Former Pakistan bowler Danish Kaneria fails at overturning a lifetime ban from the ECB for corruption.

Former Pakistan bowler Danish Kaneria has failed with his latest attempt to overturn a lifetime ban from the England and Wales Cricket Board for corruption.

The 33-year-old was found guilty of being involved in spot-fixing during a 40-over game for Essex back in 2009.

Kaneria was proved by the ECB to have encouraged teammate Mervyn Westfield to deliberately concede runs in exchange for money.

"We welcome today's decision," said ECB chairman Giles Clarke. "Mr Kaneria acted as a recruiter of potential 'spot-fixers' and used his seniority and international experience to target and corrupt a young and vulnerable player.

"It is high time that Mr Kaneria came clean about his involvement in these corrupt activities and stopped misleading the Pakistan cricket fans and wider public with his empty protestations of innocence."

Following his latest failed attempt at overturning his conviction, Kaneria is understood to have exhausted all of his legal options.

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