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PCB Suspends Irfan for Six Months

Pakistani Fast Bowler Mohammad Irfan has been banned from all forms of cricket for six months and has been slapped with a one-year ban due to violating ICC’s anti-corruption code. He apologized to the nation yesterday in a press conference and confessed his mistake that he had not informed Pakistan Cricket Board and relevant authorities regarding the fixing offer that he had received from the bookies.

The cricketer’s central contract has been suspended for six months, said PCB spokesperson during a press conference. During the six months, PCB will confirm that the cricketer does not violate anti-corruption rules, said PCB spokesperson. Moreover, he will be required to give lectures to other players on the importance of anti-corruption laws and will not permissible be offered any new contract by PCB during this time.

Irfan has been charged with two violations of the PCB’s anti-corruption code for failing to disclose to the board the approaches made by the bookies during Pakistan Super League 2017.

Code Article 2.4.4, under which the pacer has been charged, states: "Failing to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations received by the Participant to engage in Corrupt Conduct under this Anti-Corruption Code.”

“I admit my mistake and would like to apologize to the nation from the bottom of my heart,” Irfan said, he claimed that he had received offers from bookies from two different places. The left-arm pacer admitted that he did not inform the board about the offers that he had received.

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