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Mohammad Irfan Suspended by PCB for Failing to Report Bookie Approach in PSL

Pakistan pacer Mohammad Irfan has been suspended by the PCB for failing to report bookie approach during the recently concluded Pakistan Super League.

Cricketnext Staff |March 14, 2017, 2:53 PM IST
Mohammad Irfan Suspended by PCB for Failing to Report Bookie Approach in PSL

New Delhi: Pakistan pacer Mohammad Irfan has been suspended by the PCB for violating its anti-corruption code during the recently concluded Pakistan Super League.

The PCB issued a statement which stated that the pacer was issued a Notice of Charge under the PCB’s anti-corruption code. A PCB spokesperson has confirmed that he violated code article 2.4.4 which is a result of failure to disclose details of any approach to engage in corrupt practices.

“Irfan has been charged with two violations of Code Article 2.4.4 and now has 14 days to respond to the Notice of Charge,” a PCB spokesman said.

The PCB's anti-corruption code 2.4.4 says: "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.”

Irfan has been suspended from participating in any cricket related activity with immediate effect.

“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,” the PCB said in a press release.

Earlier, Irfan had appeared before the Anti-Corruption Unit where he admitted to have been contacted by bookies during this year's PSL.

Irfan said he had not informed the PCB about the approach as he had been under mental duress due to the recent death of his parents.

Earlier, Nasir Jamshed was suspended from all forms of cricket for his alleged involvement in the controversy.

Pakistan Cricket Board had said in a statement that Jamshed will remain suspended from all forms of cricket for violation of its anti-corruption code.

Nasir, 27, a left-handed opening batsman has appeared in two Tests, 48 ODIs and 18 T20 internationals, but last turned out for the national team in the 2015 World Cup.

According to well-informed sources, the suspended Pakistan players Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, who were sent back home from the PSL in Dubai had claimed during their questioning by anti-corruption officials that Jamshed had asked them to meet with the person suspected to be part of an international betting syndicate.

Nasir had also come under investigation two years back during the Bangladesh Premier League.

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