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Kaneria to appeal lifetime ban
London, June 23, 2012
First Published: 00:53 IST(23/6/2012)
Last Updated: 01:51 IST(23/6/2012)

Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria said on Friday he would appeal the lifetime ban handed down to him by the England and Wales Cricket Board for his role in a spot-fixing scandal.

"I will definitely be doing an appeal. The people trust me. I'm an honest man. I've been playing cricket with passion and love. I have done nothing wrong," the 31-year-old told Sky Sports News.

Mervyn Westfield was jailed for four months in February, but served two before being released in April, after admitting he accepted £6,000 to under-perform during a Pro40 match between Essex and Durham in 2009.

The now 24-year-old Westfield named his then Essex team-mate Kaneria -- arrested with him in 2010 but released without charge -- as the link between bookmakers and players.

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