PSL spot-fixing row: Mohammad Irfan seeks more time to respond to PCB
Karachi [Pakistan], Mar.29 (ANI): Left-arm pacer Mohammad Irfan has asked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to give him one more day after he failed to submit his response for being allegedly involved in the spot-fixing scandal during the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the UAE last month.
The 34-year-old, the world's tallest fast bowler, was formally charged and provisionally suspended by the PCB earlier this month for violating its anti-corruption code.
Irfan, who is facing the charge for not informing the cricket board after bookies approached him during the PSL edition in Dubai, was given 14 days to submit his reply before the PCB's Anti-corruption Unit (ACU).
However, at the end of deadline, Irfan appeared at the Gaddafi Stadium on Tuesday afternoon to seek permission of one more day for submission of his reply.
If found guilty by the PCB's ACU, Irfan could face a ban from six months to a lifer, the Dawn reported.
Besides Irfan, four other players namely Sharjeel Khan, Khalif Latif, Shahzaib Hasan and Nasir Jamshed were also suspended for their alleged involvement in the infamous spot-fixing scandal during the first week of the PSL.
Nasir has been facing the charges of playing the role of a facilitator between the players and a bookie named Mohammad Yousuf, who is based out in London.
The left-handed batsman will also be quizzed by PCB's ACU in London next week as he is unable to travel to Pakistan after the British authorities seized his passport in the PSL scam case.(ANI)