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February 17, 2012
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
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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