The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will reportedly help banned leg-spinner Danish Kaneria find a well-paying permanent employment. Kaneria was banned for life by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in June 2012 after being convicted of spot-fixing, however, the leg-spinner refuted the claims, revealing that ECB banned him based on false statements of convicted English county cricketer, Mervyn Westfield.
According to reports, the offer was made by a Hindu member of parliament, Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, who belongs to the ruling party PML-N. The minister raised the issue of Kaneria's ban by the ECB and felt that it was unfair of the PCB to not provide financial support to the player.
"Yes the MNA and others did raise an issue with the fact that Kaneria who had served Pakistan cricket for so long was without any job because of the ban imposed on him and was finding it difficult to make ends meet", a source said, as quoted by India Today.
The country's cricket board has reportedly assured the leg-spinner that it would help him find a stable, well paying job in a cricket playing department.
"But the MNA insisted that the PCB should give him a cricket related job and this is not possible since the life ban on him by the ECB means he can't have anything to do with cricket after being found guilty of corruption."
The ECB ban means that Kaneria cannot take part in any professional cricket activity within Pakistan or anywhere in the world. So even if the PCB wanted to, they could not relax the rules on him participating in domestic tournaments or leagues.
Kaneria, who is Pakistan's most successful leg spinner, represented the country between 2000 and 2010. He has taken 261 wickets in 61 Tests and 15 wickets in 18 One Day Internationals (ODIs).