Irfan provisionally suspended from cricket

Mohammad Irfan has 14 days to respond to the charge laid against him by the Pakistan Cricket Board © AFP

The PCB has provisionally suspended Mohammad Irfan from all forms of the game for failing to report an approach. The 34-year old fast bowler was sanctioned on Monday as the board’s investigation into alleged corruption in the Pakistan Super League gathered steam.

ESPNcricinfo understood that Irfan broke the PCB’s anti-corruption code twice and that the latest incident happened at the PSL. He had been pulled up for questioning during the tournament but was later released and allowed to keep playing for his team Islamabad United. Last week, however, the PCB summoned Irfan to appear before the anti-corruption committee again.

“The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in furtherance to its investigation issued a Notice of Charge and provisionally suspended Irfan under the PCB Anti-Corruption Code,” A press release 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.”

The article that Irfan was found in breach of dealt with “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”.

More to follow

Umar Farooq is ESPNcricinfo’s Pakistan correspondent

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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