1. ITV Report

Kaneria handed life suspension

Danish Kaneria has been handed a life suspension and labelled "a grave danger to the game of cricket" by the England and Wales Cricket Board after being found guilty of two charges of ECB regulations, the governing body has announced.

Kaneria was been found guilty of "cajoling and pressurising" Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield to become involved in spot-fixing.

The England and Wales Cricket Board disciplinary panel found the Kaneria guilty on two charges, one of inducing and encouraging Westfield not to perform on his merits during a Pro 40 match for Essex against Durham in 2009, and one of bringing the game into disrepute. Westfield pleaded guilty to a charge of receiving a reward which could bring him or the game of cricket into disrepute.

Westfield was given a five-year ban after pleading guilty to one offence. He was jailed for four months earlier this year after pleading guilty to spot-fixing at the Old Bailey in January.

"The ECB disciplinary panel today announced that Danish Kaneria has been found guilty of two charges under the ECB's regulations following a contested hearing which commenced in London on Monday, June 18.

– ECB Statement

Danish Kaneria has been handed a life suspension and labelled "a grave danger to the game of cricket" by the England and Wales Cricket Board after being found guilty of two charges of ECB regulations, the governing body have announced. Mervyn Westfield has been given a five-year ban after pleading guilty to one offence.