Irfan admits bookies contacted him

Lahore

Fast bowler Mohammad Irfan on Monday admitted he was contacted by bookies but he did not inform Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as he was under mental stress.
Irfan recorded his video statement before the PCB’s ACU in relation to the board’s investigation into alleged corruption in the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
The fast bowler said that he was mentally upset due to the illness of his parents so he could not inform the board about the bookies who had made contacts with him for match-fixing. Another player Shahzaib Hasan who was also called in, along with Irfan, for questioning by the PCB will appear before the ACU tomorrow.
Islamabad United’s Mohammad Irfan and Karachi Kings’ Shahzaib Hasan had also been called in for questioning by the PCB during the tournament in Dubai last month but were cleared to play in their remaining matches.
The PCB’s ACU will now record their statements and determine whether to charge them or not, a PCB spokesperson informed earlier.
Islamabad United openers Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif have already been charged by the PCB for attempting to spot-fix a match, among other code-of-conduct breaches. The PCB has established a three-member tribunal to hear their cases later this month.—Agencies

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