Karachi, 4 September: The Pakistan Cricket Board has said it would be reviewing documents and evidence relating to the Danish Kaneria’s spot fixing case, which has been handed over to it by former captain Rashid Latif.
Latif, known as a crusader against corruption and fixing in cricket, met with PCB officials and their legal advisors yesterday in Lahore where he handed over the documents relating to Kaneria’s case to them.
“All I can say is that we have been given some material by Latif in which he has pointed out some things in the Danish Kaneria case. Our legal advisors will now examine the material closely,” a PCB official told PTI.
The disciplinary panel of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) first imposed a life ban on Pakistani Test leg-spinner in 2012 for corruption and his links with an alleged Indian bookmaker, Annu Bhatt. An appeal panel also rejected his appeal against the life ban this year in June-July and asked him to pay costs of the case. Kaneria, who played 61 Tests for his country, has now filed an appeal against his ban in a commercial court of London and is awaiting dates for the hearing. The PCB, meanwhile, had issued a legal notice to Latif last month after he gave a statement in which he said that Annu Bhatt was a guest of the PCB in 2005 and 2006.The Board asked him to provide evidence to back his claim or apologise or face legal action. pti