Kaneria not cleared in fixing row: ICC

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Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 12:47 [IST]
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Kaneria's clearance 'pending' says ICC

Dubai, Feb 21: The International Cricket Council has denied Kaneria's clearance, and has said he cannot play since he was involved in a spot-fixing trial which led to a jail term of four months for former English county cricketer Mervyn Westfield.

Prosecutors have told the Central Criminal Court in London that the former Essex paceman Westfield had been lured into illegal scam by Kaneria. While, the leg spinner has denied ICC's claim and has said ICC has cleared him to play, as England Cricket Board and the Pakistan board too have allowed him to play.

ICC, in its statement has said that all the three governing bodies "can categorically deny that such a clearance certificate was ever issued".

"The PCB stated that, following the Westfield judgment, Kaneria will again be called to appear before the Integrity Committee to explain his position," it added.

It also confirmed that, Kaneria's clearance was 'pending', and has been asked to provide the necessary tapes of his police interview in Britain.

A couple of days earlier, Westfield was jailed for 4 months after he was found guilty for taking 6000 pounds ($9,200) to bowl badly in Essex's 40 over match against Durham in September 2009. After pleading guilty, he was sentenced to four months on Feb 19, 2012.


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