PSL fixing row: Irfan to appear before PCB today


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Muhammad Irfan, the tall Pakistani fast bowler, will be presented before the Pakistan Cricket Boards (PCB) anti-corruption unit on Monday in relation to the alleged corruption in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) second edition.

The lanky fast bowler along with Pakistani opener Shahzaib Hasan was previously issued a demand note and by that both are bound to share all the information with PCB anti-corruption unit. Meanwhile, Shahzaib Hasan will present his case tomorrow (Tuesday).

It is pertinent to inform that Shahzaib came forward to report approaches made on him during the PSL. However, unlike Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan who were provisionally suspended by the PSB, he and Irfan were not suspended and were allowed to continue playing for their respective teams.

The PCB anti-corruption unit will today assess their evidence and information and will determine whether to charge Irfan or not.

Furthermore, if Muhammad Irfan denies charges, a three-member tribunal headed by a retired judge Haider Asghar Rizvi and including ex-PCB chairman Tauqir Zia and former wicket-keeper Wasim Bari would investigate the case.

Earlier, Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan were provisionally suspended by the PCB anti corruption unit for their alleged links with an international syndicate that attempted to corrupt PSL, they have already been charged by the PCB.—Business Recorder