Kaneria applies for Visa to appear in spot-fixing hearing

Updated: 01 May 2012 19:37 IST

Pakistan leg-spinner, Danish Kaneria who is under investigation in a spot-fixing scandal, has applied for a British visa to appear at a hearing of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) disciplinary committee on May 21st.

Karachi:

Pakistan leg-spinner, Danish Kaneria who is under investigation in a spot-fixing scandal, has applied for a British visa to appear at a hearing of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) disciplinary committee on May 21st.

Kaneria through his lawyers has also filed his preliminary reply to the charge sheet issued against him by the ECB in the spot-fixing inquiry.

"We have sent our preliminary reply through our lawyers in London and Danish has pleaded not guilty," brother Vicky said.

"Our lawyers have also pointed out that there was no evidence except another person's statement in the case and it was unjust to charge Danish because of this," Vicky said.

He, however, made it clear that his brother would be appearing for the hearing starting from May 21st to defend himself and get his name cleared in the spot-fixing scandal.

The ECB disciplinary committee charged Kaneria and his former Essex teammate, Mervyn Westfield in the spot fixing case that started after a Pro-40 county match between Essex and Durham in 2009.

England county player, Westfield was jailed for four months in February by a English court after admitting he had accepted money for deliberately bowling wides in the said match.

The ECB announced it would be holding its own inquiry into the scandal after Westfield's lawyers also named Kaneria in court as a go-between in the spot-fixing case during the trial.

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