Mervyn Westfield

  • Danish Kaneria's appeal against life ban fails May 6, 2014

    London: Former Essex and Pakistan bowler Danish Kaneria has failed in his bid to overturn a life ban from cricket for breaking anticorruption rules. Kaneria was banned for life in 2012 by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on charges of inducing his Essex teammate Mervyn Westfield to bowl deliberately...
  • Pakistan should not force Danish Kaneria to confess: Rashid Latif August 25, 2013

    Karachi: Former captain Rashid Latif on Saturday said Pakistan cricket authorities should not force leg-spinner Danish Kaneria to plead guilty to spot-fixing until he has exhausted all legal options available to him. A disciplinary panel of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) banned Kaneria for life last year after...
  • ECB allows Westfield to play club cricket from April July 4, 2013

    London: Mervyn Westfield, former Essex seamer, who was banned for five years by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), has been allowed to play club cricket from next April but will remain suspended from the professional game until 2017. ECB took the decision while turning down Westfield's former Essex teammate...
  • Lifeban stays as Danish Kaneria spotfix appeal dismissed July 3, 2013

    London: Former Pakistan legspinner Danish Kaneria's appeal against a life ban from cricket for spotfixing was dismissed by an England and Wales cricket board disciplinary panel on Tuesday. Kaneria, who has repeatedly denied any involvement in trying to engineer particular situations in a game, was banned in June last year...
  • Reluctant Westfield to appear at Kaneria case April 23, 2013

    Disgraced pace bowler Mervyn Westfield on Monday said that he had been forced to attend the appeal hearing of Pakistani spinner Danish Kaneria or face arrest. The case in London began on Monday and is due to last until Thursday, with Kaneria hoping to overturn a life ban imposed by...
  • Kaneria could benefit if Westfield does not turn up, says lawyer March 15, 2013

    Karachi: The Pakistani lawyer for banned Test leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has said that if Mervyn Westfield, the prime witness in the spot fixing case, did not show up for the appeal hearing next month, his client could be cleared of the charges against him. Kaneria, who has played 61 Tests...
  • Banned Kaneria to seek ECB compensation March 7, 2013

    Karachi: Disgraced Pakistani leg-spinner Danish Kaneria will seek compensation from English cricket authorities for delaying his appeal against a life ban imposed for spot-fixing last year, his lawyer said Thursday. The 32-year-old's appeal against the ban was adjourned until April 22 after Kaneria's accuser, former Essex bowler Mervyn Westfield reportedly...
  • Kaneria positive ahead of ECB appeal hearing December 9, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan legspinner Danish Kaneria and his lawyer are hoping that an appeal hearing by the England and Wales Cricket Board, which starts from Monday, will remove or at least reduce the life ban imposed on the cricketer for involvement in spotfixing in county cricket. Their hopes have been raised after...
  • Kaneria appeals against life ban July 12, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistani former legspinner Danish Kaneria has filed an appeal against his life ban imposed by the English cricket board for spotfixing, his lawyer said on Thursday. The 31yearold was banned from all cricket by a disciplinary committee of the ECB last month after being found guilty of luring Essex...
  • PCB suspends Kaneria until Eng appeal heard July 10, 2012

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has imposed a temporary ban on the country's leading Test legspinner Danish Kaneria. The PCB said on Monday that Kaneria will not be able to take part in any cricket activities in Pakistan until a decision comes on the appeal he files against the life...
  • ICC urges global lifetime ban for Kaneria June 27, 2012

    Kuala Lumpur: Cricket chiefs on Wednesday called for a global lifetime ban for Pakistan legspinner Danish Kaneria after he was punished for his role in an English spotfixing scandal. The International Cricket Council's (ICC) board said domestic bodies "should recognise and respect the sanctions... including by enforcing and giving effect to...
  • Danish Kaneria to appeal lifetime ban June 23, 2012

    London: Pakistan legspinner Danish Kaneria said on Friday he will appeal the lifetime ban handed down to him by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for his role in a spotfixing scandal. "I will definitely be doing an appeal. The people trust me. I'm an honest man. I've been...
  • Boards must respect ECB ban on Kaneria: ICC June 22, 2012

    Kuala Lumpur: The ICC on Friday commended England and Wales Cricket (ECB) for handing out bans to Danish Kaneria and Mervyn Westfield for their role in spotfixing and also asked all members boards to "recognise and respect" the punishment. Pakistani spinner Kaneria was banned for life and Westfield was handed a...
  • Read: ECB statement on Kaneria, Westfield June 22, 2012

    The England and Wales Cricket Board's press release regarding the verdict on Danish Kaneria and Mervyn Westfield. Danish Kaneria and Mervyn Westfield Sanctions Hearing 1. An ECB Cricket Discipline Commission Panel comprising Gerard Elias QC (Chairman), David Gabbitass and Jamie Dalrymple convened at the offices of Sport Resolutions UK on Friday 22nd...
  • ECB finds Kaneria guilty of corruption June 22, 2012

    London: Former Pakistan legspinner Danish Kaneria has been found guilty of two charges of corruption under the England and Wales Cricket Boards (ECB) regulations, the governing body has announced. Former Essex fast bowler Mervyn Westfield was also charged with one offence under the ECB's regulations to which he pleaded guilty. "We...
  • Kaneria to appear before ECB spotfixing hearing June 11, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan legspinner Danish Kaneria will appear before the England and Wales Cricket Board [ECB] hearing into the spotfixing from June 18 and will leave for London with his lawyer on Thursday. The ECB committee has charged Kaneria and his former Essex teammate Mervyn Westfield with spotfixing. "Danish has finally got his...
  • Kaneria will plead innocent, says brother May 1, 2012

    Karachi: Former Pakistan legspinner Danish Kaneria will protest his innocence when he appears before an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) disciplinary hearing investigating corruption charges this month, his brother Vicky said on Tuesday. "Our lawyers have sent the preliminary reply within the deadline given to us by the ECB. We...
  • Kaneria hires lawyers for spotfixing case April 9, 2012

    Karachi: Former Pakistan legspinner Danish Kaneria said on Monday he has hired a legal team for an English cricket board disciplinary hearing over a spotfixing case that sent his former Essex teammate to prison. Mervyn Westfield was jailed for four months in February after admitting that he accepted money to...
  • Essex deny wrongdoing over Westfield issue April 4, 2012

    London: English county Essex insisted on Tuesday that they had taken the correct action in the case of corrupt former seamer Mervyn Westfield following court room accusations they had "turned a blind eye". In February, the 23yearold Westfield became the first county cricketer in England to be prosecuted for spotfixing and...
  • Kaneria pleads innocence in fixing case February 18, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan legspinner Danish Kaneria on Saturday maintained his innocence in the spotfixing case which ended in his Essex county teammate Mervyn Westfield being jailed for four months. The two players were arrested by Essex police in May 2010 on suspicion of spotfixing during a county match against Durham in 2009. Kaneria...
  • Defiant Kaneria vows to clear his name February 18, 2012

    Karachi: Under the cloud of the spotfixing controversy, Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has vowed to do everything in his control to get his name cleared in the scandal, which has led to the jail sentence of County bowler Mervyn Westfield. Former Essex fast bowler Westfield was handed over a jail sentence...
  • Spotfixing: Let's be more vigilant, says ICC February 17, 2012

    Dubai: The ICC on Friday asked its member boards to be more vigilant as former Essex Player Mervyn Westfield was sent to jail for four months for his role in spotfixing. Westfield had pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced by a British court on Friday. "While the ICC takes no...
  • County cricketer gets 4month jail for fixing February 17, 2012

    London: A fourth cricketer in four months was sent to a British jail on Friday for fixing part of a match, as a judge dealt a fresh blow to the sport's integrity. Former Essex bowler Mervyn Westfield was jailed for four months after admitting taking 6,000 pounds ($9,200) to intentionally concede...
  • Kaneria implicated in English spotfix case February 17, 2012

    London: Pakistan international spinner Danish Kaneria was named in court on Friday as being involved in a spotfixing scam that led to the trial of a former English county cricketer. Prosecutors in the case of former Essex bowler Mervyn Westfield, who has pleaded guilty to spotfixing and faces sentencing on Friday,...
  • PCB keen to decide on Kaneria's future January 22, 2012

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will seek all records of the spotfixing case involving Essex player Mervyn Westfield as it wants to take a final decision on Test legspinner Danish Kaneria's future. Westfield is due to be sentenced on February 9 or 10 by a crown court in London and...
  • Kaneria may be the 'alleged corrupter': report January 15, 2012

    London: The mystery cricketer described by a judge as the "alleged corrupter" in the latest spotfixing scandal to tarnish the game may be the Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria, a media report said on Sunday. Essex player Mervyn Westfield pleaded guilty last week at the Old Bailey to accepting 6,000 pounds to...
  • Fixing is unAustralian: Cricket Australia January 14, 2012

    Perth: Australia cannot even think that their players would be involved in matchfixing as anticorruption is a deeply ingrained part of their cricket culture, according to Cricket Australia (CA). The fixing issue resurfaced in England when former Essex player Mervyn Westfield admitted to have received corrupt payments during a County match...
  • ECB make amnesty offer to whistleblowers January 13, 2012

    London: English cricket chiefs have offered an amnesty to players to report past matchfixing approaches after former Essex bowler Mervyn Westfield pleaded guilty to spotfixing at the Old Bailey. Westfield, 23, the first player to admit to a corruption charge in a county match, entered a guilty plea to charges of...