Islamabad: Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has leveled a big allegation against the PCB.
Danish Kaneria, who was trying get the life ban in the match-fixing case lifted, termed the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) decision to halve the suspension of Umar Akmal as evidence of double standards. The suspension was imposed on Akmal for not providing information about his contact with bookies.
Like Danish Kaneria, Mohammed Aamir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt were found guilty of spot-fixing. Aamir is a regular member of the Pakistan team.
"You call it zero tolerance policy on corruption. Umar was found guilty, but his ban was halved. Aamir, Asif, Salman also got a chance to return, why not me," Kaneria said.
"Why was such generosity not shown in my case. They say that I speak of my religion (Hinduism), but when favoritism appears, then I say that. umar has been surrounded by controversies for most of his career. He has sympathy for him, so why not for me, did he bribe someone to do so," the 39-year-old added.
"They say that I play the card of religion. Tell me which Hindu cricketer after me has played for Pakistan. They did not find a single Hindu player worth playing for the Pakistan team in so many years. it's hard to believe."