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English Court of Appeal throws out Kaneria appeal against life ban from cricket

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LONDON - The England and Wales Cricket Board says Danish Kaneria's latest appeal against his life ban from cricket for corruption has been refused by the English Court of Appeal.

Stanley Burton, sitting in the court, ruled Kaneria's application was "totally without merit," and the former Essex and Pakistan spinner could not ask for the decision to be reconsidered, the ECB said in a release on Tuesday.

The board said the decision meant Kaneria had exhausted all of his legal options to appeal the life ban by the ECB in 2012 for inducing his Essex teammate Mervyn Westfield to bowl deliberately badly in a one-day game in 2009.

His appeals to the ECB failed in 2013, and at the High Court in London in May.

Board chairman Giles Clarke urged Kaneria to apologize for his past actions, come clean about them, and support the Pakistan Cricket Board's anti-corruption initiatives.

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