Irfan Ahmed provisionally suspended by ICC
Hong Kong all-rounder Irfan Ahmed has been provisionally suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after failing to report an alleged fixing approach to the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit.
Ahmed was said to have been approached by former Pakistan domestic cricketer Nasem Gulzar according to Australia's Fairfax Media.
An ICC spokesperson told ESPNCricinfo that the board will not make any further comments while the disciplinary process is currently underway.
"In accordance with the terms of the Code, a disciplinary process is currently underway and the ICC is not able to make any further comment on the matter pending the outcome of the disciplinary process."
The Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Cricket Association Tim Cutler stated that the board will fully support ICC while keeping in mind the welfare of the player involved.
"We are firmly committed to upholding the integrity of our sport and we fully support the ICC's broadened concern around this grave threat to the soul of cricket.
"We must always put player welfare at the centre of our concerns and no matter what, there is a young man here who needs to be our immediate concern and we will be there for any support we can offer."
Ahmed made his debut for Hong Kong in 2008 and has played six One-day Internationals and eight Twenty20 Internationals with his last appearance coming in July 2015.
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