Cricket - Kaneria lifetime ban hearing adjourned

The hearing for Danish Kaneria's appeal against the lifetime ban handed down to him by an England and Wales Cricket Board Disciplinary Panel was adjourned on Monday, with the case expected to resume in the new year.

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Pakistan's Danish Kaneria

The adjournment came following legal submissions from both sides in London and a new date for the hearing will be agreed in due course. Kaneria was given the ban in June for his role in a spot-fixing plot.

The 31-year-old Pakistan leg-spinner was found guilty of "cajoling and pressurising" former Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield into accepting cash in return for trying to concede a set number of runs in an over during a Pro 40 match in 2009.

Kaneria denies all involvement in the plot and after the hearing in June he immediately indicated his intention to appeal.

The Pakistan Cricket Board said in July that he would be suspended from playing in his home country until the outcome of the appeal was known.

Witnesses are yet to be called in the appeal hearing.

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