Full coverage February 17, 2012

Mervyn Westfield trial and conviction

ESPNcricinfo staff

Mervyn Westfield, the former Essex bowler, has been sentenced to four months in jail after admitting his role in spot-fixing. He accepted £6,000 in return for conceding a set number of runs off an over in a Pro40 match against Durham in September 2009. His former Essex team-mate Danish Kaneria was named as the alleged go-between, who had also approached other players about fixing. Here's the full coverage of the case

March 15, 2010
News - Westfield and Kaneria questioned about match against Durham by Essex police

June 7, 2010
News - Kaneria cleared to play for Essex by ECB.

August 20, 2010
News - Westfield released by Essex

September 8, 2010
News - Kaneria released without charge by Essex police

September 16, 2010
News - Westfield charged with conspiracy to defraud over claims he deliberately bowled wides

January 12, 2012
News - Westfield pleads guilty to spot-fixing and is convicted
Feature - How Westfield threw it all away

February 10, 2012
News - Westfield sentencing adjourned for a week

February 17, 2012
News - Westfield jailed for four months. Kaneria implicated as orchestrator. ECB bans Westfield from all cricket pending further investigation.
Reaction - Judge tells Westfield he betrayed the trust of Essex, players, fans and followers throughout the world in you to play cricket honestly

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