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Kaneria admits spot-fixing six years later

Danish Kaneria is banned from cricket for life. Credit: PA

Mervyn Westfield has accepted an apology from Danish Kaneria for the spot-fixing scandal which ended his cricket career.

Westfield was imprisoned for accepting £6,000 from an illegal bookmaker for an offence in a game with Durham in 2009 and was later banned from professional cricket for five years by the England and Wales Cricket Board. It was Kaneria who introduced his Essex team-mate Westfield to the bookmaker.

In an Al Jazeera investigative unit interview, seen by The Daily Mail, the Pakistan spin bowler apologises to Westfield.

Mervyn Westfield was given a five-year ban. Credit: PA

Westfield told The Daily Mail: "This whole chapter of spot-fixing changed my life, but I have never blamed anyone for the terrible mistake I made.

"However, opening up about my wrongdoing and telling the truth allowed me to move on.

"I hope that Danish finds peace and closure by doing this, and I wish him all the best for the future."

Kaneria is banned for life for his role in cricket corruption.