The likes of Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt, who too have been discovered responsible of spot-fixing like Kaneria, have been allowed again into the PCB fold. In reality, Amir is an everyday member of the nationwide workforce.
“You call it zero tolerance policy for corruption. Umar was proved guilty but still his ban has been halved. They showed compassion in his case. Amir, Asif, Salman too were allowed to come back, why leave me out?” he requested whereas speaking to PTI.
“Why don’t they show the same compassion in my case? They say I talk about my religion (he is a Hindu) but what do I say when the discrimination is crystal clear. I am just going by simple logic,” he stated from Karachi.
Independent adjudicator Faqir Mohammad Khokhar acknowledged in his order on Tuesday that the case towards Akmal was proved to the hilt however he lowered the sentence from three years to 18 months out of compassion.
Zero Tolerance coverage solely apply on Danish kaneria not on others,can anyone reply the rationale why I get life ban not others,Are coverage applies solely on solid,color and powerfull background.Iam Hindu and pleased with it that’s my background and my dharam.
— Danish Kaneria (@DanishKaneria61) July 29, 2020
“Umar has been involved in controversy for the major part of his career due to disciplinary issues. If there is sympathy for him, where is the same sympathy for me? Did he bribe someone to get this done?” requested Kaneria, who was banned by the ECB in 2012.
“They say I play the religion card. You tell me which Hindu player has played for Pakistan after me. No one. All these years they did not find one Hindu who was good enough. I find that hard to believe,” stated the 39-year-old, who is just the second Hindu to play for Pakistan.
Kaneria took 261 wickets in 61 Tests, essentially the most by a spinner in Pakistan’s cricket historical past.
In June, he had appealed to the PCB to carry the life ban imposed on him in 2013. However, the PCB responded by asking him to strategy the ECB to get his ban revoked.
“Article 6.8 of the ECB Anti-Corruption Code, which is applicable in this case, clearly states only the chair of the anti-corruption tribunal, which has imposed a period of ineligibility on a player, had the discretion to permit the player to participate (in club or domestic cricket),” the PCB stated earlier this month.
“As such, you are advised to approach the ECB as per Article 6.8 of the ECB Anti-Corruption Code,” it stated.
The PCB imposed the punishment on Kaneria after he misplaced an attraction on the life ban slapped by the ECB in 2012.
The leg-spinner was discovered responsible of spot-fixing alongside Mervyn Westfield whereas taking part in for English county Essex towards Durham in 2009.
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