Former Pakistan cricketer Danish Kaneria has appealed to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to help him remove the lifetime ban that was imposed on him by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in 2012 for spot-fixing.
“I would like to appeal to Prime Minister Modi and the BCCI to help me remove the ban that was imposed on me by the ECB,” Kaneria was quoted as saying by AajTak.
Kaneria, who played 61 Tests and 18 ODIs for Pakistan, was found guilty of spot-fixing by the ECB in 2012 and banned for life from playing cricket in England and Wales. He has since admitted to his role in the spot-fixing scandal and has apologized for his actions.
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Kaneria’s appeal to PM Modi and the BCCI is seen as a last-ditch effort to revive his career. The BCCI has a close relationship with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), and it is hoped that the BCCI could use its influence to help Kaneria get his ban lifted.
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Meanwhile, Pakistan has struggled at the ODI World Cup 2023 so far. The team has played five matches so far and has only managed to win two. In their latest match, Pakistan was defeated by Afghanistan by eight wickets.
Pakistan’s batting has been one of the main concerns for the team. The team has been unable to put up consistent totals on the board. In their last three matches, Pakistan has scored less than 300 runs on two occasions.
Pakistan’s bowling has also been inconsistent. The team has been unable to take wickets at regular intervals. In their last three matches, Pakistan has taken more than four wickets on only one occasion. Pakistan will need to improve its performance significantly if it wants to challenge for the title at the ODI World Cup 2023. The team’s next match is against South Africa on October 28.