PSL 2019

Will appeal against ban if Sourav Ganguly becomes ICC president: Danish Kaneria

Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria, who is currently facing a life-ban from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for his role in the spot-fixing incident in 2012 while representing Essex, claimed that he would appeal against his ban if India’s former legendary all-rounder and current Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly became the International Cricket Council (ICC) president.

The 39-year-old was confident that the ICC would help him if Ganguly takes over the reins of the sport’s governing body.

“Yes I will appeal (to Ganguly) and I’m sure ICC will help me out in every way possible,” Kaneria was quoted as saying by India TV.

“Ganguly has led India quite well and after that MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli have carried on. He is currently the BCCI president and I believe he can take cricket forward he becomes ICC chief. Ganguly has a strong case for himself. I don’t think he will even need PCB’s support,” he added.

Kaneria represented Pakistan in 61 Tests and 18 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) while taking 261 wickets and 15 wickets in each format respectively. He was the second player from the Hindu faith to represent the Men in Green following his maternal uncle Anil Dalpat.