PSL fixing row: PCB suspends Muhammad Irfan over corruption charges

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday have suspended Muhammad Irfan, the tall Pakistani fast bowler from all cricketing activities, Aaj News reported. 

PCB made the decision after Irfan accepted in the investigation on Monday that he did not inform the PCB’s Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) about the contacts made by bookies to him before the start of the  second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

PCB in a statement 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.”

The PCB’s anti-corruption code 2.4.4 states: “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.”

Irfan has meanwhile been provisionally suspended with immediate effect from participating in all forms of cricket.

Yesterday, Muhammad Irfan was presented before the Pakistan Cricket Boards (PCB) anti-corruption unit 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 were bound to share all the information with PCB anti-corruption unit.