PCB issues notice of charge to Mohammad Irfan

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday provisionally suspended Mohammad Irfan in the spot-fixing scandal.

As per details, PCB has handed over notice of charge to the fast bowler and given him fourteen days to submit his reply.

“The PCB in furtherance to its investigation into potential corrupt practices has today issued a notice of charge to Mohammad Irfan under the PCB Anti-Corruption Code,” said a statement issued by PCB.

“Irfan has been charged with two violations of Code Article 2.4.4 and now has fourteen days to respond to the notice of charge. He has also been provisionally suspended with immediate effect from participating in all forms of cricket,” the statement said.

“PCB’s investigation will continue with regard to any questionable activity by any player and player support personnel as it carries on with its mission of eliminating the menace of corruption from cricket,” PCB said.

Earlier on Monday, Irfan presented himself before the PCB Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) and recorded his statement in which he admitted that he was contacted by the bookie.

Mohammad Irfan, however, was of the opinion that owing to the mental stress that he was facing after his parent’s death, he could not inform the team management and anti-corruption officials.