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Kaneria was 'go-between' in Westfield case

Former Pakistani spinner Danish Kaneria has been named on Friday in the Mervyn Westfield cricket scam that has rocked English county Essex.

cricket Updated: Feb 18, 2012 00:19 IST

Former Pakistani spinner Danish Kaneria has been named Friday in the Mervyn Westfield cricket scam that has rocked English county Essex.

Kaneria has been accused of persuading the player to take part in a sports betting scam.

Westfield, the first English cricketer to be prosecuted for spot-fixing, admitted being paid £6,000 to bowl so that a certain number of runs were scored in the first over of a match between Durham and Essex in September 2009, BBC reported.

A separate charge of assisting another person to cheat at gambling was ordered to lie on the file. Kaneria was arrested but not charged during the investigation at the Old Bailey.

Mark Milliken-Smith counsel, for Westfield, told the court: “It is clear, we submit, that Kaneria and his associates targeted Westfield.”