Pakistan’s tainted legspinner Danish Kaneria, serving a life ban for spot-fixing, on Saturday made fresh allegations which stated that the Pakistan government along with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) did not offer any help after being banned from the sport.Also Read - Pak PM Imran Khan's Party Wins Most Seats in PoK Elections Marred by Irregularities, Violence
Taking to Twitter, Kaneria said: “It is a fact that I didn’t get any support from Pakistan government or the board after the ban and my acceptance, whereas other players in similar situation play for Pak with support from PCB and are honoured. Any drawn conclusion on this matter would prove Shoaib Akhtar claim as right.” Also Read - India to Press For International Travel Resumption During US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's Visit
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Daneria, 39, also went on record to mention that the people of Pakistan didn’t ever show any sort of resentment towards him despite being a Hindu in a Muslim dominated nation.
“The people of Pakistan never discriminated against me on the basis of religion. I am proud that I played for Pakistan with honesty. Now, it is in the hands of my country’s government. Imran Khan and the PCB to decide my fate,” he added.
The Kaneria row was ignited on Thursday by former pacer Shoaib Akhtar who had alleged that there were many who did not want Kaneria to be part of the Pakistan team because of his Hindu faith following which the banned Test leg-spinner stated that there were a ‘few players’ who targeted him but he was never pressurised to change his religion.
When quizzed about the few players, who he felt discriminated against him, Kaneria had said he would reveal their names later on his YouTube channel.