Mohammad Irfan apologises for ‘mistake’; PCB suspends contract for one year

Irfan speaking to the media on Wednesday.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday reached an agreement with Muhammad Irfan regarding his suspension in the aftermath of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal.

After Irfan formally conceded to his failure to report a solicitation from two bookies during the PSL tournament, the PCB said it had suspended his contract for one year with the possibility of a review in six months.

The announcement was made after Irfan publicly asked for the country’s ‘forgiveness’ on his failure to report the fact that bookies had approached him during the PSL tournament.

While addressing media, Irfan said: “You are aware that on March 14, the board called in and suspended me on the basis of two allegations.

I accept that it was my fault in the charge that I failed to let the board know when bookies approached me.