PCB may initiate fresh inquiry against former top cricketer over match fixing scandal

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PCB may initiate fresh inquiry against former top cricketer over match fixing scandal

ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has hinted at initiating new inquiry against the former top cricketer over match fixing scandal admission.

PCB might initiate a new inquiry against banned spinner Danish Kaneria after he confessed to being guilty of spot-fixing following six years of denial. Kaneria was banned for life by the England Cricket Board in 2012.

The PCB, in 2012, followed the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption protocol and ratified the life ban on Kaneria, who was found guilty of spot-fixing and instigating other players to spot-fix in English county matches.

Kaneria has lost a round of appeals against his life ban and is now also required to pay the ECB around 100,000 pounds for the case.

"Kaneria's confession is a serious matter and this week the Chairman of the board, Ehsan Mani will have deliberations with his legal team and the Board's Anti-Corruption and Vigilance officials to see if a new inquiry should be opened up against Kaneria since he has now admitted to corruption," a reliable source in the PCB said.

The official said the life ban on Kaneria was imposed on foreign soil so a new inquiry could be launched in Pakistan to ascertain whether there was any impact on Pakistan cricket because of his links with the bookmakers.