Published: June 7, 2020 10:14:11 pm
Serving a life ban for spot-fixing, tainted Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria on Sunday backed Sourav Ganguly to turn into the subsequent ICC president, saying it provides him hope to clear his title if the previous India skipper is elected for the highest job.
In 2012, Kaneria was banned for all times by the England and Wales Cricket Board from any cricket below its jurisdiction after being discovered responsible of corruption by a disciplinary panel in relation to the spot-fixing case involving Mervyn Westfield.
His attraction in opposition to the ban was additionally rejected in 2013, following which Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) additionally banned him for all times. In 2018, Kaneria admitted to his involvement in 2009 spot-fixing scandal.
“I’ve been combating for my case for fairly a while, so it provides me hope that if Dada (Ganguly) involves energy, he will look into my case and assist me in my struggle to clear my title, in order that I can give one thing again to cricket,” Kaneria advised PTI.
“If he becomes the ICC president he will become a voice for us, for cricketers all around the world, who have been in problem … at least as a player he will listen to us.”
The 39-year-old stated Ganguly’s expertise as a cricketer and administrator makes him the only option for the publish of ICC president.
“If Sourav Ganguly becomes the president of ICC, it will be good overall because he has served as a cricketer and a captain and also he has been an administrator. He has flourished in cricket,” he stated.
“Other players such as Graeme Smith has also backed him and I also think he will be the best choice for the entire cricket fraternity.”
Kaneria has taken 261 wickets in 61 Tests for Pakistan. He has additionally performed 18 ODIs, capturing 15 wickets.
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