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Cricket: Westfield out to atone for spot-fixing shame

Disgraced cricketer Mervyn Westfield on Wednesday said that he wants to help the next generation of players avoid succumbing to the lure of corruption as he did. The former Essex fast bowler had a five-year ban for spot-fixing relaxed on Tuesday, allowing him to return to club cricket in April next year, but he will remain suspended from the professional game until 2017. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) altered Westfield's punishment after rejecting his former Essex team-mate Danish Kaneria's second appeal against a lifetime ban for spot-fixing.

Cricket: Kaneria loses appeal against fixing ban

Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria's lifetime ban from cricket remained in place Tuesday after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) rejected his appeal at a hearing in London. Kaneria was given a life ban by the ECB last year after a panel found him guilty of inducing his then Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield to deliberately under-perform by agreeing to concede a certain number of runs in return for money while bowling in a county one-day match in 2009.

Cricket: Kaneria loses appeal against life ban

Controversial Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria failed in his appeal to overturn his lifetime ban from cricket on Friday. Kaneria was banned last year for his role in a spot-fixing plot, but denied all involvement and immediately indicated his intention to contest the decision. The 32-year-old was found guilty of "cajoling and pressurising" former Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield into accepting cash in return for trying to concede a set number of runs in an over during an English county Pro40 match in 2009.

Cricket: Kaneria loses appeal against life ban

Controversial Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria failed in his appeal to overturn his lifetime ban from cricket on Friday. Kaneria was banned last year for his role in a spot-fixing plot, but denied all involvement and immediately indicated his intention to contest the decision. The 32-year-old was found guilty of "cajoling and pressurising" former Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield into accepting cash in return for trying to concede a set number of runs in an over during an English county Pro40 match in 2009.

Cricket: Reluctant Westfield to appear at Kaneria case

Disgraced pace bowler Mervyn Westfield on Monday said that he had been forced to attend the appeal hearing of Pakistani spinner Danish Kaneria or face arrest. The case in London began on Monday and is due to last until Thursday, with Kaneria hoping to overturn a life ban imposed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) last year for inducing Westfield to under-perform in a 2009 county match.

Cricket: Pakistan's Kaneria bids to overturn life ban

Pakistan's Danish Kaneria will try to resume his cricket career when he challenges a life ban for spot-fixing in London on Monday. But, heading into the start of the appeal hearing, doubt remained over whether Mervyn Westfield would give evidence against his former Essex team-mate.

Cricket: Kaneria optimistic in fixing ban appeal

Pakistani leg-spinner Danish Kaneria said Tuesday he was hopeful of winning his appeal against a life ban imposed by the English board last year for spot-fixing. The 32-year-old was banned after an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) panel found him guilty of getting former Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield to concede a certain number of runs in an over during a 2009 one-day county match in return for money. Kaneria's appeal will be heard in London on Monday after it was initially postponed in December last year because Westfield did not appear.

Cricket-Kaneria's appeal against life ban to resume in April

KARACHI, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Banned leg-spinner Danish Kaneria's appeal against a life ban will resume on April 22 after it was adjourned by an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) disciplinary panel in December, the Pakistani player's brother said on Sunday. The hearing on Dec. 10 had to be adjourned after chief witness and Kaneria's former Essex county team mate, Mervyn Westfield, failed to show up.
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