Approach English Board for removal of your life ban: PCB to Danish Kaneria

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Lahore, July 10: Pakistan Cricket Board has categorically told tainted Pakistan cricketer Danish Kaneria to approach ECB for the removal of his ban from cricket.

Kaneria had approached PCB for the removal of his ban imposed by PCB. The Pakistan board today issued a statement in which it has asked cricketer to approach PCB.

You were banned for life by the ECB’s Cricket Discipline Commission after it was established that you had ‘knowingly induced or encouraged Mervyn Westfield not to perform on his merits in the Durham match,” PCB statement read.

“You subsequently challenged the decision before the Appeal Panel of the Cricket Disciplinary Commission, which was upheld. Then, you appealed before a commercial bench of the High Court in London, which was dismissed. Then, you appealed before the Court of Appeal (Civil Division), which was rejected, ” Statement further said.

“The PCB’s rehabilitation programme is offered to players upon conclusion of the respective periods of ineligibility and not for players who are serving life bans. The life ban was imposed by the ECB and upheld by all ICC Members as per Article 9 of the ICC/PCB Anti-Corruption Code, and the only way it could have been overturned was by way of appeal, an avenue which has already been explored, ” It said.

“Article 6.8 of the ECB Anti-Corruption Code, which is applicable in this case, clearly states only the chair of the anti-corruption tribunal, which has imposed a period of ineligibility on a player, had the discretion to permit the player to participate, ” Statement further said.

PCB has asked cricketer to approach the board that has imposed the ban and PCB can’t help in this case.

“As such, you are advised to approach the ECB as per Article 6.8 of the ECB Anti-Corruption Code, ” It added.