Thursday, 13 October 2011

PCB seeks Kaneria's 'spot-fixing' questioning session transcript from Essex Police

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has contacted the Essex Police, seeking details of the investigation that involved Pakistani leg-spinner Danish Kaneria.

Kaneria, who was arrested along with Essex teammate Mervyn Westfield last year on spot-fixing charges during a Pro40 one-day match against Durham in 2009, was given a clean sheet by the police.

However, the PCB has been reluctant to include him in the national squad, which led to Kaneria filing a petition in the Sindh High Court (SHC) against his continued omission.

Last month, the court ordered Kaneria to give his approval to the PCB to obtain the transcript of his questioning session with the Essex police in connection with the spot-fixing case.

Following the instructions, PCB legal adviser Tafazzul Rizvi, who was in London to follow the spot-fixing hearing involving banned Pakistan cricketers, sought the relevant information from Essex Police officials.

"We contacted the CPS after the court orders," The Express Tribune quoted Rizvi, who returned from England yesterday, as saying.

"The CPS then directed us to contact the Essex Police regarding the matter and we have now sought the details from them via email," he added.

Rizvi also said that he did not personally interact with the relevant officials.aneria last played for Pakistan during the England tour in 2010. His case hearing, which was adjourned on September 26, has its next session on October 20. (ANI)

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