Kaneria's future uncertain over fixing arrest

Published: Monday, May 17, 2010, 13:30 [IST]
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Kaneria's future uncertain over fixing

Sydney, May 17: Pakistani Leg Spinner Danish Kaneria's future is uncertain after he was arrested and later released on bail after an inquisition in England.

Kaneria would be eligible to play for the series against Australia in July after he got bail until September 15, but the Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Operating Officer Wasim Bari could not guarantee that the leg spinner would be retained in the side.

“We have not received any documentation as yet, it would be unfair to make a comment until I know the full details," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Bari, as saying.

Kaneria is under investigation for alleged spot fixing scandal in a domestic league game last season. He was part of the test team last time Pakistan toured England.

The 29-year-old and Essex teammate Mervyn Westfield were arrested by police last week and questioned over accusations of fraud, namely betting on a game they were playing.

Spot fixing relates to betting on small outcomes within a game, such as how many runs or extras will be conceded off a certain over.

Kaneria has denied any wrongdoing, saying after he was first linked to the case last month: “The story is baseless. I have played my cricket for Pakistan as well as for Essex, with pride and honesty … For the last two years I have been Essex"s best performer and have never done anything wrong."


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