PCB suspends Irfan over corruption charges

Left-arm pacer on Monday accepted Anti-Corruption Unit’s code of conduct breach


Our Correspondent March 14, 2017
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KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have suspended tall left-arm fast-bowler Mohammad Irfan from all cricketing activities, Express News reported on Tuesday.

Irfan admits violation of PCB's anti-corruption code


The move comes after Irfan accepted in the investigation on Monday that he did not inform the PCB’s Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) about the contacts made by bookies to him before the start of the  second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

PCB in a statement, also said that a notice of charge was issued to Irfan, who now has two weeks to reply to the charges.

PCB’s applaudable efficiency


“The Pakistan Cricket Board in furtherance to its investigation into potential corrupt practices has today issued a notice of charge to Mohammad Irfan under the PCB Anti-Corruption Code,” says PCB in statement. “He [Irfan] has also been provisionally suspended with immediate effect from participating in all forms of cricket.

“PCB’s investigation will continue with regard to any questionable activity by any player and player support personnel as it carries on with its mission of eliminating the menace of corruption from cricket.”

Two Islamabad United players — Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif — have also been previously suspended and are facing the prospect of life bans.

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COMMENTS (4)

Shah | 4 years ago | Reply So if you execute the plan with the bookies you cant get back into the game like Aamir but if you didnt you get banned. Just because someone approached him does not mean he is guilty of a crime. I think PCB law to inform them of such contacts makes no sense especially when they cant do anything about it. Probably cricketers dont tell PCB as they fear a reprimand against them regardless.
Addie Khan | 4 years ago | Reply Why is it so easy for the bookies to get a hold on the Pakistani players? Players need to start realizing that what is more important for them, their career intact with country's name or money. Unfortunately, our players indulge themselves in such activities bringing shame to country's name. Such players should be heavily penalized & should face a lifetime ban.
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