Kaneria alleges discrimination in PCB after Umar Akmal's ban is halved

Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria is quite unhappy that Umar Akmal’s three-year suspension was reduced to half, 18 months, and accused the Pakistan Cricket Board for having double standards for players.

Akmal's sentence for failing to report a match-fixing approach was reduced on appeal, meaning he can resume playing in August next year.

Kaneria, banned for life worldwide by English cricket chiefs, questioned PCB over the lack of support and alleged that discrimination on the basis of religion.

"Zero Tolerance policy only applies on Danish Kaneria not on others, can anybody answer the reason why I get life ban, not others, Are policy applies only on cast, colour and powerful background. I am Hindu and proud of it that’s my background and my dharam.", Kaneria tweeted.

Kaneria is only the second Hindu to play Test cricket for Pakistan and he finished with 261 wickets before being banned by the ECB for life for spot-fixing in county matches.

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