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