Danish Kaneria has been within the highlight for months as a result of his controversial statements concerning his career in cricket. He was given a life ban for a spot-fixing charge in 2012 and has been on a mission to get that lifted. Kaneria has spoken out in opposition to the Pakistan Cricket Board a number of instances prior to now for not permitting him to play cricket whereas giving decreased punishments to different cricketers for the same charge.
Kaneria had earlier alleged that some players within the Pakistan group discriminated in opposition to him as a result of his faith. He is simply the second Hindu cricketer to play for Pakistan after Anil Dalpat. He went on to play 61 Tests and 18 ODIs for Pakistan and whereas taking 261 wickets and 15 wickets respectively. However, he was shortly embroiled within the spot-fixing controversy (a charge he admitted in 2018) and it derailed his career.
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Kaneria lately commented on his career and stated that he takes delight in the truth that he represented his nation on the highest stage whereas taking one other potshot at PCB.
“Playing for the Pakistan cricket team has been a matter of pride for me. Playing for my country and being a Hindu cricketer, representing the Pakistan team and winning matches for my team is like an achievement for me and it is a matter of pride and honor for me,” Kaneria informed India TV.
“People accuse me of playing the religion card. I do not mean to do this nor have I ever played the religion card. My issue is only with the Pakistan Cricket Board and its double standards. The behavior of the PCB with the rest of the players is very good but when it comes to me, I am sidelined. I regret this,” he concluded.
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Kaneria had criticised PCB’s determination to cut back Umar Akmal’s suspension for failing to report corrupt approaches.
“You call it zero-tolerance policy for corruption. Umar was proved guilty but still, his ban has been halved. They showed compassion in his case. Amir, Asif, Salman too were allowed to come back, why leave me out?” he requested whereas speaking to PTI.
“Why don’t they show the same compassion in my case? They say I talk about my religion (he is a Hindu) but what do I say when the discrimination is crystal clear. I am just going by simple logic,” he stated