PCB suspends Muhammad Irfan in spot fixing row

PCB suspends Muhammad Irfan from in spot fixing row
Mohammad Irfan

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has suspended the tall left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Irfan in the PSL spot fixing row and has ordered him to submit his answer in the next 14 days.

Islamabad United’s pacer gave his statement to PCB’s Anti Corruption Unit on Monday, now he has been given the charge sheet for being involved in spot fixing and breaching code of conduct of PCB.

“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,” PCB said in their press release.

If Irfan is found guilty for the charges, he can be sentenced from six months to five years. The left-arm pacer accepted that he was in contact with a bookie, but he was disturbed because of his parents health, which is why he could not report it to the board.

However, he has denied doing any corrupt activities and told in his statement that he had given a shut up call to that suspicious person.

The matter will be further investigated under the supervision of the formed tribunal.

Shahzeb Hasan has also reached the PCB headquarter in Lahore and he will record his statement in the ongoing spot fixing saga.