Tainted Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria is hopeful that Sourav Ganguly will help him reduce his ban for match-fixing, if he becomes the next ICC president. Kaneria is serving a life-ban for his involvement in match-fixing scandal which broke out in 2009 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.”
“I have become strong enough to make this decision because you cannot live a life with lies,” he added.
Danish Kaneria: I will appeal to Sourav Ganguly, he will help me in every way possible
Danish Kaneria 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.
“Yes I will appeal (to Ganguly) and I’m sure ICC will help me out in every way possible,” Kaneria was quoted as saying by India TV.
“Sourav Ganguly has been an excellent cricketer. He understands the nuances. There is no better candidate than him for the ICC president’s role,” Kaneria said.
Ganguly learnt administration under late Jagmohan Dalmiya. He took over as CAB president in 2015, following the death of his administrative mentor. After succeeding in Bengal, he took some commendable decisions in a short-span after being named the BCCI president.