Banned cricketer in legal action against ECB

Danish Kaneira

Former Essex and Pakistan cricketer Danish Kaneria, who was given a life ban after a disciplinary panel concluded that he encouraged a team-mate to under-perform, is involved in legal action with the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

A High Court judge heard detail of his case at a behind-closed-doors hearing in London.

Mr Justice Andrew Smith said before the hearing that he was examining an issue arising from arbitration between Kaneria and the ECB. He said issues arising from arbitration were normally discussed in private.

No detail of any claim was aired in public.

The ECB charged Kaneria with inducing anther Essex player to "deliberately concede" runs in a limited overs game against Durham in 2009 and with bringing cricket into disrepute.

A disciplinary panel found that charges had been proved after a hearing in 2012. An appeal upheld the decision to impose a life ban in 2013