Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday put a year long ban on Muhamamd Irfan for violating its anti-corruption code.
During media talk cricket board’s spokesperson said that fast bowler’s central contract has been suspended for the period of six months owing to several allegations. A fine of Rs.1 million has also been imposed on Muhammad Irfan.
Irfan will also have to participate in programmes of Anti-Corruption Education.
During the press conference, Irfan also apologized for his mistake, saying “I apologize if I hurt anyone.”
The cricket board has suspended Irfan after he accepted before the anti corruption unit that bookies contacted him during PSL but he did not report it to PCB. The action has been taken against him under article 2.4.4 which reads: “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.”
Earlier this month, Irfan admitted before the anti-corruption unit of PCB that bookies contacted him but he did not inform PCB about it due to mental stress.
Though Irfan, just over the contact, has been punished, who will take the action against monsters sitting in PCB?