PCB (Pakistan cricket board) has banned Muhammad Irfan for one year from playing any form of cricket.
Irfan’s ban is divided into two phases; in first phase of six month he would be monitored and also made to give lectures to players against players. The second phase would be decided after review.
PCB’s Anti Corruption Unit investigated Irfan for being approached by the bookies but informing about it to the management.
Bowler didnt admit if he recieved any money from spot fixers or acted upon their instructions. While addressing the press conference, he said, “I accepted my mistake.” He also requested the nation to forgive him but denied that he accepted any offers from the bookies.
Earlier Irfan had told PCB that he couldn’t convey the matter to authirities for being under duress due to death of his parents.
PSL 2017’s spot fixing scandals had emerged after it was found that Islamabad United players Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif had accepted offers from bookies in first match of the tournament.
Investigations against all the players accused of corruption are underway. FIA has also taken notice and to inquire the matter by conducting the forensic tests and analyzing the mobile phone data but PCB is disturbed and doesn’t think it necessary to involve the FIA.