Kaneria seeks help from Ganguly
If Sourav Ganguly becomes International Cricket Council (ICC) president, then Danish Kaneria wants his support. The former Pakistan leg-spinner has said that if the former captain of Team India becomes the president of the governing body of world cricket, he will appeal against his ban.
“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.
The 39-year old spinner was banned from cricket in 2012 for spot-fixing while playing for Essex in English County. Although he initially denied the allegations, Kaneria finally admitted his guilt in 2018.
Kaneria said Ganguly has been one of the ideal candidates for the ICC chief post.
“Sourav Ganguly has been an excellent cricketer. He understands the nuances. There is no better candidate than him for the ICC president’s role,”
“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,” Kanerai added.
Kaneria further claimed that Ganguly did not need the support of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to become the ICC president. “Ganguly has a strong case for himself. I don’t think he will even need PCB’s support.”
Kaneria is the second Hindu to play in the Pakistan national cricket team. Earlier, his uncle Anil Dalpat became the first Hindu to play for Pakistan. Kaneria has taken 261 wickets at an average of 34.79 in 61 Tests in Pakistan’s jersey. However, between 2000 and 2010, he played only 18 ODIs.