ISLAMABAD (AP) — Danish Kaneria was also banned for life by the Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday after an appeal panel of the England and Wales Cricket Board upheld its life ban on the legspinner for spot-fixing.

Kaneria, 32, was found guilty in 2012 of inducing his Essex teammate Mervyn Westfield to take part in spot-fixing during an English county match in 2009. He lost his appeal to the ECB on Tuesday.

Life bans generally apply everywhere, but the PCB decided to accentuate Kaneria's punishment in his homeland on Friday.

"Under ICC anti-corruption code and PCB's anti-corruption code, PCB is bound to recognize, respect and enforce the ban in Pakistan," the PCB said in a statement.

Kaneria remains Pakistan's best test legspinner with 261 wickets in 61 matches.

The PCB also said Kaneria was well represented at his appeal in London "through a legal counsel of his choice, and no question with regard to jurisdiction, composition, procedure of fairness of the appeal panel was raised by Mr. Kaneria's counsel."

The PCB hoped Kaneria "will now initiate efforts toward redemption and rehabilitation."