Danish Kaneria 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 against the Pakistan Cricket Board several times in the past for not allowing him to play cricket while giving reduced punishments to other cricketers for a similar charge.
Kaneria had earlier alleged that some players in the Pakistan team discriminated against him due to his religion. He is only the second Hindu cricketer to play for Pakistan after Anil Dalpat. He went on to play 61 Tests and 18 ODIs for Pakistan and while taking 261 wickets and 15 wickets respectively. However, he was soon embroiled in the spot-fixing controversy (a charge he admitted in 2018) and it derailed his career.
Kaneria recently commented on his career and said that he takes pride in the fact that he represented his country at the highest level while taking another potshot at PCB.
“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.