Danish Kaneria
Danish Kaneria (Credits: ESPNCricinfo)

Danish Kaneria is desperate to return to cricket but his board has advised him to approach ECB for the same. Kaneria is serving a life-ban for his involvement in match-fixing scandal which broke out in 2009 English county season. He had admitted about his role in the fixing later in October 2018 after years of denial.

Opening up about his involvement in the match-fixing, he had told Al Jazeera, that he induced a Essex teammate to underperform for money which would be paid by a notorious bookmaker. “My name is Danish Kaneria and I admit that I was guilty of the two charges brought against me by the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2012.”

Pakistan board has clarified that as the charges against Kaneria was placed by the England board, he should approach them and ask for any possible changes.

Danish Kaneria
Danish Kaneria. Credit: Getty Images

“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,” the PCB said in a press release.

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

Earlier Kaneria said that he believes Sourav Ganguly is a strong contender to be named the ICC chief. He added that, if that comes true, he would appeal to Ganguly and he will help him out in every way possible. Kaneria is also of the opinion that Ganguly is an excellent cricketer and understands the administrative nuances well.