NEW DELHI: Pakistan legspinner Danish Kaneria 's India visit gave rise to speculations that he might be looking to make a permanent move across the border, but he has refuted all those talks as baseless rumours.

The Pakistan Test spinner, who has played 61 Tests and taken 261 wickets, has been fighting a lone battle for the last four years against allegations of fixing, for which he has been slapped with a life-ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

He was charged for indulging in spot-fixing in a NatWest Pro40 game for his County side Essex. Since then, the 35-year-old has been trying to garner support from the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) but left disappointed.

Kaneria, only the second Hindu to play for Pakistan, is currently on a religious trip to India visiting temples across the country and plans to go to his ancestral land in Surat as well.

His arrival led to speculations that he might be seeking asylum in India, but he denies that while admitting he won't mind meeting BCCI officials for support.

"This is such loose talk. I've received so much love in Pakistan, it is just that the PCB has discriminated against me. If I wanted to seek asylum here, why would I leave my kids behind in Karachi," he told The Times of India.

Kaneria's Essex team-mate Murray Westfield named him during the trial in 2012. Westfield claimed that Kaneria introduced him to a bookie. He later pleaded guilty and was released, while Kaneria was banned.

"The trial was launched two years after the Scotland Yard cleared me. It was biased against me, since they (ECB) seemed to have struck a deal with Westfield to protect him," the Pakistani said.

Kaneria has no scheduled meetings with the BCCI but he is keen to make that possible.

"Though I'm not scheduled to meet any BCCI officials, I won't mind meeting them on this trip. I appeal to the Indian board to help me out, because they've the power to do so," he said.