PCB confers with ECB for Kaneria

Published: Thursday, June 3, 2010, 11:08 [IST]
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PCB seek clarification with ECB

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB) sought clarification with the English Cricket Board(ECB) for the inclusion of leg-spinner Danish Kaneria in the Pakistan squad for the Test tour to England.

Danish Kaneria along with his Essex teammate Mervyn Westfield are under investigation for alleged match-fixing in a county match. The two were questioned by the Essex Police for alleged irregularities during the Pro-40 League game against Durham last September.

Neither the ECB nor the Essex team management has taken any disciplinary action against the players, but if their registrations are cancelled, it would prevent both Kaneria and Westfield from playing in any international tournament.

There has been reports from the Daily Telegraph that their registrations will be suspended and the investigation will be taken forward.

Both of them have not been charged and are out of bail until September 15.

PCB chairman, Ijaz Butt consulted with the ECB over the issue.

"We are aware of what is happening in connection with the ongoing investigation and if any development takes place we will let it be known publicly," Butt said as according to espnstarnetwork.

Butt said he wanted to be clear about the situation and clarify whether Kaneria would be allowed to play for the national side in the England tour.

Kaneria, who has taken 254 wickets in 58 Tests, is among the players shortlisted for the tour to England this summer. He is an asset in the Pakistan bowling line-up as he has experience playing in England conditions and the Pakistan selection is due to make announcement of squad for the Asia Cup and the Test tour shortly.


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