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Is Danish Kaneria seeking asylum in India?

KARACHI: Former Pakistani leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has silently immigrated to India with his family, reported.

According to reports, Kaneria, who has been facing a lifetime ban by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) due to his involvement in spot fixing in a county match, left for India last night.

When contacted, Kaneria tol media that  he is there for yatra (religious journey of Hindus), but there are reports said he may seek asylum in India.

Kaneria had reportedly written a letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also, claiming that he is facing discrimination being a member of minority Hindu community.

Earlier he had denied any plan for visit to India, but when Samaa ran the report for his departure, the player said he would be back home within 10 days.

Media reports say Kaneria is seeking help from India cricket board. However, there was no official word on cricketer’s India trip till filing of this report.

In July 2013, PCB banned the player after he was found guilty of spot fixing while playing for English club Essex. The 35-year-old player has appealed thrice so far against his life ban.