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Irfan gets one year ban over corruption

Press Association logoPress Association 29/03/2017

Mohammad Irfan has been banned from all cricket for a year and fined AGBP8,000 ($A12,977) after admitting corruption charges during this year's Pakistan Super League.

The PCB's anti-corruption unit chief Mohammad Azam says Irfan has admitted he was twice approached by bookmakers during the PSL, but didn't inform anti-corruption officials in time.

The left-arm fast bowler was one of three Pakistan international players facing charges in relation to events while playing for Islamabad United in the Twenty20 competition in the United Arab Emirates last month.

Irfan approached them last week and has since admitted his wrong-doing, and half of his 12-month ban may be suspended if there is no further breach and he co-operates with further conditions.

A joint statement by respective PCB and PSL chairmen Shaharyar Khan and Najam Sethi was included in the board's press release.

"It is important for all players to take note and be reminded of their responsibilities and obligations under the PCB anti-corruption code and that no form of corrupt activity shall ever be tolerated by PCB."

Irfan, 34, has 84 international caps across the formats and last played for Pakistan in a one-day international against England at Headingley six months ago.

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