I am a Hindu, is that the reason why PCB not clearing me: Kaneria

Written by on September 27th, 2011   (181 views)  

Kaneria frustrated at Pakistan court delaysFormer Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria hit out Tuesday against another court-room delay putting back his bid to revive an international career embroiled in a spot-fixing scandal.

A court on Tuesday again adjourned his appeal against the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) failure to clear him of fixing allegations. The new date set for the hearing in Sindh High Court in Karachi is October 20.

Kaneria and fellow Essex bowler Mervyn Westfield were arrested last year on charges of spot-fixing during a Pro40 one-day match against Durham in 2009.

Kaneria was later released without charge but Westfield faces criminal proceedings, prompting the PCB not to clear Kaneria for national selection.

“I am frustrated at the delay which has kept me from playing,” Kaneria told AFP. “I don?t know why the PCB is delaying the case.”

Kaneria said there was no proof against him.

“When there is no proof against me why is the PCB not clearing me? It’s mental torture. Is it because I am from Karachi or because I have a different religion?” said Kaneria, only the second Hindu to play for Pakistan.

From: Cric Buzz


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