*Kaneria v The English and Wales Cricket Board Ltd

Arbitration – Award. The claimant, K, was a professional cricketer. In June 2012, the defendant body found him guilty of two charges, including inducing or encouraging, or attempting to induce or encourage, another cricketer to not to perform to his merits by deliberately conceding a minimum number of runs. He appealed to an arbitral panel, which confirmed that he was to be made subject to a life ban and to pay costs. He brought proceedings, contending that, among other things, the panel had exceeded its powers and that the decision should be set aside for serious irregularity pursuant to s 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996. The Commercial Court held that it had not done so, and that his claim would be dismissed.

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