Pakistan’s left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has been accused of involvement in corruption. The bowler represents Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League and also played in the game against Peshawar Zalmi, clinching two wickets. Irfan has not been suspended by the board, and will continue to play until the final orders.
Earlier, there were some media reports that Mohammad Irfan was also expelled from PSL and he was being sent home. However, following the PCB’s announcement that Irfan was not suspended, the left-arm fast bowler travelled with his Islamabad United teammates to the stadium for the match against Lahore Qalandards.
In case you didn’t know, Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, the players of Islamabad United franchise (same as Irfan) were also suspected to be involved in corruption. Earlier reports suggested these two were also provisionally suspended and sent back home after receiving an order under the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption code. .
An official of PCB confirmed Geo News, that three players Mohammad Irfan of Islamabad United, Zulfiqar Babar of Quetta Gladiators and Shahzaib Hasan of Karachi Kings were questioned by the PCB’s anti-corruption unit.
“As a part of the investigations, Mohammad Irfan was also questioned. He does not face any immediate suspension. PCB’s ACU has also questioned Shahzaib Hasan and Zulfiqar Babar. They will continue to play the PSL,” said PCB in a statement.
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According to Express Tribune, a total of six players have been involved in the misconduct, although only two of them have been currently identified. Apart from Islamabad United, players from the Lahore Qalandards and Quetta Gladiators teams are being investigated for the same. Their names will be confirmed once the whole investigation is complete.