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PCB suspends Mohammad Irfan for one year

Mohammad Irfan failed to report two corruption approaches
Mohammad Irfan failed to report two corruption approaches

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has been suspended from all forms of cricket for one year by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after he failed to report a corruption approach for the second time in the last few months during the recently concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Apart from the ban, the 34-year-old has also been fined $9,500,00.

However, Irfan can return to action as early as six months provided he aids the anti-corruption unit of the PCB in their investigation on the fixing scandal related to PSL and does not breach the conduct once again during that phase.

Speaking to reporters after the news broke out, Irfan pleaded guilty to the charges laid on him.

"You are aware that on March 14 the board called in and suspended me on the basis of two allegations, out of which I accept that it was my fault that I failed to let the board know when bookies approached me," said Irfan.

"I am formally asking the nation for their forgiveness and hope that I will be pardoned by them."

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 during the recent edition of PSL, which was won by Peshawar Zalmi.

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