Kaneria barred from playing in Pakistan

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Former leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has been suspended from playing in Pakistan after his life ban in England for corruption while playing for Essex in the county championship, media reported on Monday.
A Pakistan Cricket Board spokesman said on Monday that Kaneira would be unable to play until a decision had been made on any appeal from the player.
Cricket chiefs had earlier called for a global lifetime ban for Kaneria after he was punished for his role in an English spot-fixing scandal. Kaneria was banned for life for his involvement in the Mervyn Westfield spot-fixing case. He had vowed to appeal the sanction.