Integrity Committee of PCB met on July 4, 2012 at Gaddafi Stadium to review, among other things, the case of Mr. Danish Kaneria

Lahore July 9, 2012:Integrity Committee of Pakistan Cricket Board met on July 4, 2012 at Gaddafi Stadium to review, among other things, the case of Mr. Danish Kaneria. The meeting was presided by Chairman PCB Ch. Zaka Ashraf. Chief Operating Officer of PCB, Director General, Director International Cricket Operations, Legal Advisor of PCB and a former judge of the high court attended the meeting.

The committee deliberated upon the recent ban imposed by Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) of English and Wales Cricket Board consisting of independent adjudicators against Mr. Kaneria and its implementation in Pakistan. The committee discussed in detail the ICC and PCB Anti-Corruption codes under which Pakistan Cricket Board is bound to recognize, respect and enforce the ban in it's respective jurisdiction. It was also brought to the knowledge of the committee that Mr. Kaneria intends to appeal against the decision of the Cricket Discipline Commission. After legal evaluation of the matter the committee agreed that any final decision should only be taken once the outcome of appeal by Mr. Kaneria was known.

Keeping in view this aspect, and in the light of the decision by CDC of ECB dated 22nd June 2012, the facts of which are being considered in detail by the Integrity Committee, and till the matter is finally concluded by ECB’s Appeal Panel, the Integrity Committee decided that Mr. Danish Kaneria will not be eligible to play any cricket match, or participate in any cricket event/activity in Pakistan.