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ECB asks Pakistan to help recovering $390,000 from Danish Kaneria

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KARACHI: England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) sought help from Sindh High Court to recover nearly $390,000 in fines and disbursement levelled against banned Danish Kaneria over spot-fixing.

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ECB’s disciplinary committee put a ban on Kaneria in June 2012 when he was traced involved in corruption while playing for Essex country in a limited-overs match in 2009.

The panel also inflicted £100,000 fine on the leg-spinner and he lost his second and final appeal against the penalty in August 2014.

A lawyer for the ECB, Khawaja Naveed said the petition in Sindh High Court in Karachi asks Kaneria to pay the fine along with the costs incurred over the duration of the case.

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“I have filed a petition on behalf of the ECB in which we have demanded that a total cost of £249,000 be recovered from Kaneria,” the lawyer told AFP.

Naveed also said that a notice would also be given to Kaneria by the end of this week and if the cricketer does not pay the ECB had asked the court to demand the former spinner put his property on auction.

In the light of International Cricket Council rules, a ban on a player by any member country is applicable internationally, though Kaneria was a part of a private T20 cricket league arranged in the US.

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