Mohammad Irfan handed provisional ban by PCB

Mohammad Irfan has been suspended with immediate effect
Mohammad Irfan has been suspended with immediate effect
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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has handed a provisional ban for pacer Mohammad Irfan for failing to report a corruption approach for the second time in the last few months during the recently concluded Pakistan Super League.

The 34-year-old was initially questioned by the board at the start of the tournament but was allowed to play for his team Islamabad United. However in February, he was once again summoned by the anti-corruption committee again.

A statement released by the board confirmed the suspension on Irfan.

"PCB in furtherance to its investigation issued a Notice of Charge and provisionally suspended Irfan under the PCB Anti-Corruption Code," a press release from the board said.

"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. He has also been provisionally suspended with immediate effect from participating in all forms of cricket."

Earlier, the Pakistan board had also suspended Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif while opening batsman Nasir Jamshed was arrested in the United Kingdom as a result of spot fixing scandal that broke during PSL.

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