London: Former Pakistan legspinner Danish Kaneria has lost his appeal against a lifetime ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board for his role in a corruption scandal.
Kaneria was banned by the ECB last year for pressuring former Essex teammate Mervyn Westfield into spot-fixing in an English county one-day game in 2009. The ECB released a statement on Friday saying an appeals panel of the Cricket Discipline Commission dismissed Kaneria's request.
The appeal of Westfield, who was jailed for four months for deliberately conceding runs in one of his overs, will be heard at a later date.
Kaneria has been suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board until the spot-fixing case was resolved.