LAHORE Essex police is to question Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria over a cricket betting scandal. But the leggie Saturday rejected reports that he is under investigation over his involvement in a while playing for the English county side last year. British newspaper The Sun reported Saturday that Kaneria and another Essex player are to be probed following incidents in one-day matches last summer. The Pakistan star is missing the start of the season with his county - the official reason being he is playing in a domestic tournament at home. Essex police said that they had been asked to investigate 'match irregularities but refused to elaborate. Essex County Cricket Club said that they would make no comment until the investigation has been concluded. While Kanerias future at Essex is now in doubt, the other player - who is a lower-profile member of the staff and is not featuring in the opening championship match against Hampshire - will almost certainly be released if found guilty. Kaneria, who has been Essexs key player for several years, said that he has always played his cricket honestly, adding that such reports are tarnishing his image. My cricketing career is completely unstained and Im surprised at such allegations, said Kaneria, who is Pakistans most successful Test spinner of all time. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) issued a brief statement from Essex Police on Friday evening stating that inquiries are currently being conducted into the actions of two Essex players in a match last season. The newspaper said that Essex have known about the allegations for a month but were shocked when they became public. I am not allowed to comment, the newspaper quoted Essex coach Paul Grayson as saying. According to The Times, the allegations, which were made last month, relate to a player underperfoming in matches in last seasons NatWest Pro40. It is believed that the player had been put in touch with a bookmaker by a team-mate and had been given an incentive to perform poorly in one or more high-profile games in the leagues first division, in which Essex came fourth. One of the players is believed to have introduced another to a bookmaker, who offered him money if he bowled no-balls and wides in one or more limited-overs games, The Times quoted a source as saying. The 29-year-old Kaneria has taken 254 wickets in 58 Tests and is due to play against England in the second half of the summer. Televised matches in the Twenty20 Cup and the 40-over competition attract millions of pounds worth of gambling money because they are normally shown in India. The daily also said that the players did not actively throw matches but manipulated passages of play by bowling poorly or sending down no-balls or wides.