UK court again denies Kaneria ban appeal

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The UK Court of Appeals has once again turned down former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria's appeal to have his life ban overturned, and have said he cannot try to overturn the ECB's decision again.

The UK Court of Appeals has once again turned down former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria's appeal to have his life ban overturned, and have said he cannot try to overturn the ECB's decision again.

Kaneria was banned in 2012 after being found guilty of match fixing, and was banned for life by the ECB and most other ICC affiliated boards. He has tried to have this overturned numerous times, but the court has again ruled in the ECB's favour.

Giles Clarke, the ECB chairman, said: "The ECB welcomes today's decision to dismiss the application by Mr Kaneria to appeal the life ban imposed for his corrupt activity.

"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.

"We once again urge him to apologise publicly for his past actions and to start the process of redeeming himself by supporting the Pakistan Cricket Board's anti-corruption initiatives and assisting the police and law enforcement bodies in the Asian subcontinent with the vital job of exposing and cutting off the primary source of cricket corruption."

If Kaneria wants to take the matter further, he would have to go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which will cost him yet more money.

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