"The ECB panel found Kaneria guilty of spot fixing in county matches while playing for Essex and banned him for life and fined him 100,000 pounds and the International Cricket Council executive board that met in Kuala Lumpur this week today also urged a worldwide ban for Kaneria.
"The ECB panel behavior was discriminatory and I am confident that we will win our appeal against the ban," Kaneria told PTI.
The leg spinner has not played for Pakistan since September, 2010 as the Pakistan cricket board has not cleared him for selection because of the spot fixing allegations that surfaced first in 2010 against Kaneria and his Essex teammate, Mervyn Westfield.
The ECB panel banned Kaneria on basis of evidence provided by Westfield who was also banned for five years.
"There was no incriminating or strong evidence against me. Interestingly, even the Essex players who appeared during the trial didn't support the allegations made by Westfield," said Kaneria, who has taken 261 test wickets.
"What surprised me and my lawyer was that the panel didn't push Westfield to produce proper evidence to support his allegations against me. It appeared to me as if they had taken a decision to ban me even before the hearing started," he said.