Mohammad Irfan banned from cricket for a year

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Ahson8, Mar 29, 2017.

Mohammad Irfan banned from cricket for a year

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Ahson8, Mar 29, 2017.

by Ahson Afzal
Mar 29, 2017 at 12:52 PM
  1. Ahson8
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    Ahson8 Sultan of Swing

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    For failing to report an approach from bookies.
    Also fined 1 million. If he shows good conduct, ban will be lifted after 6 months.

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Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Ahson8, Mar 29, 2017.

    1. ASLI-PATHAN
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      ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

      Apr 26, 2011
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      Just a year only. That's just a slap on the wrist


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    2. chandtara
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      chandtara Mr Cricistan

      Jun 18, 2011
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      Cant see him playing on the international stage again after this. Time is not on his side. These players all knew if they didnt report an approach it was an offence so i guess its a case of do the crime, do the time.
       
    3. Mohsin
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      Mohsin Sultan of Swing

      Feb 21, 2010
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      End of his international career.

      Oh well. I've sympathy for his personal hardships/tragedies but meh
       
    4. Red Devil
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      Red Devil Whispering Death

      Dec 15, 2013
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      Effectively a 6 month ban if he pays the fine and follows a few other conditions.
       
    5. Prince Pathan
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      Prince Pathan Sultan of Swing

      Aug 31, 2011
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      Actually seems like a shareef and simple guy and sincerely doubt he fixed. Only person I feel sorry for is him


      A case of picking on the easy target with no connection. Easy way for PCB to extort money from him
       
    6. London_Lahori
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      London_Lahori Tracer Bullet

      Feb 18, 2014
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      Seems like a good decision by the PCB tbh, we do need a deterrent to ensure approaches are reported.
       
    7. Del
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      Del Cornered Tiger

      Dec 21, 2016
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      Over the hill Irfan, who has already passed his best before date wouldn't be missed at all at any level. He wasn't even part of the plan. I'm not certain what will he has to offer after an year.
       
    8. Ahson8
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      Ahson8 Sultan of Swing

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      He probably won't ever play for Pakistan again but he can continue to make a living through domestic & leagues
       
    9. Del
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      Del Cornered Tiger

      Dec 21, 2016
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      Yes, he's already played for Pakistan I reckon. Still remember Mickey's reactions (which were self explanatory) when he was struggling to complete his quote of overs in ENG last year.
       
    10. Munna
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      Munna Moderator-e-Aala

      Oct 4, 2014
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      At least he has the audacity to accept the charges openly and also apologize for his lack of actions.

      His cooperation with PCB in this matter has been sensible so far and might have help him get away with a relatively lenient punishment.
       
    11. Shaz130
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      Shaz130 Talented

      Dec 29, 2016
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      Looks like a nice time to earn some money
       
    12. Fireworks11
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      Fireworks11 Kaptaan

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    13. Omar
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      Omar Cricistan Moderator

      Jan 27, 2010
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      PRESS RELEASE

      Lahore March 29, 2017: In furtherance to the PCB’s investigation intoviolations of the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Code for Participants 2015 (“the Code”), Mohammad Irfan, Cricketer, was issued a Notice of Charge by the PCB Vigilance and Security Department on 14th March 2017 wherein he was charged with two violations of Article 2.4.4 of the Code. It was alleged that Irfan had, on two occasions, failed to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of the approaches and invitations received by him to engage in Corrupt Conduct.

      On 23rd March 2017 Irfan approached the PCB to initiate proceedings under Article 5.1.12 of the PCB Code and requested for “Agreed Sanction” a meeting to hold discussions. Resultantly, PCB required Irfan to submit a written statement explaining his version of events; his response to the Notice of Charge; and any mitigating factors that he would like the PCB to consider, and thereafter appear before the PCB Vigilance and Security Department to answer their queries.

      Irfan submitted his written statement on 27th March 2017 admitting the charges levelled against him by PCB and appeared for two subsequent meetings with PCB on 27th and 28th March 2017 to properly explain his case.

      The following “Agreed Sanction” is being imposed on Irfan:

      i. A period of ineligibility of one (01) year shall be imposed on Irfan, six (06) months of which may be suspended on the following additional conditions:

      a. That there is no further/additional breach of the PCB Code by Irfan within one (01) year of the commencement of the period of Ineligibility; and no previous breach of the Code by Irfan comes to light. If any such breach(es) take place the PCB shall reserve the right to initiate separate and independent proceedings against Irfan under the Code;

      b. Pay to the PCB a fine of PKR. 1,000,000/- (Pakistan Rupees One Million Only;

      c. Irfan will provide Substantial Assistance (as described under the Code) to the PCB Vigilance and Security; and


      d. Irfan will, over the next six months, participate under the auspices of PCB in programs of Anti- Corruption education, which may include amongst other things, delivering lectures on Anti-Corruption at such places and to such audiences as the PCB Vigilance and Security Department deems fit and appearing in any Anti-Corruption videos.

      ii. During the period of ineligibility Irfan’s central contract executed with PCB shall stand suspended and no new contract shall be offered to him.

      iii. In accordance with Article 6.4 of the Code, the period of Provisional Suspension imposed by the PCB in accordance with Article 4.7.1 (a) (starting on 14th March 2017, as detailed in the Notice of Charge dated 14th March 2017) shall be credited against the total period of ineligibility to be served.

      Mian Shaharyar M. Khan, Chairman PCB and Mr. Najam Sethi, Chairman PSL reiterated that “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.”
       
    14. Patriot
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      so if I talk to a bookie, I get 2 years ban even though I only talked. Didn't know talking to someone is a crime
       
    15. Fireworks11
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      Fireworks11 Kaptaan

      Sep 22, 2012
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      You need to report it. That's where Irfan failed and now paying the price
       
    16. Patriot
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      Patriot Kaptaan

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      still. he didn't commit any crime
       
    17. Fireworks11
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      Fireworks11 Kaptaan

      Sep 22, 2012
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      Failure to report is considered a crime, albeit a low one hence the short sentence. Very strict rules now, cricketers need to be super alert
       
    18. ComradeVenom
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      ComradeVenom Tracer Bullet

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      Sensible sentence given the crime. Good decision by PCB.
       
    19. Dare2Dream
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      Dare2Dream Talented

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      Good decision, the guy just got caught up in the mess that others were cultivating. He will likely provide testimony that will be key to the investigation as it didn't seem like PCB had retrieved the messages detailing the plot before deletion.
       
    20. Savak
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      Savak Emerging Player

      Feb 26, 2013
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      These bookies are connected with very dangerous Underworld people. I find it incredibly naive that people expect players to tell on these bookies who threaten and blackmail players with dire consequences for them, their family members, their connections if they dare to spill the beans.
       
    21. chandtara
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      chandtara Mr Cricistan

      Jun 18, 2011
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      Irfan apologises to nation for mistakes

      LAHORE: Fast bowler Muhammad Irfan, after being handed over a one-year ban from Pakistan Cricket Board, has apologised to the nation for his mistakes during the Pakistan Super League 2017.

      "I accept my mistake," he told a press conference at the PCB's headquarters in Lahore. "I was asked to carry out fixes but I did not commit any such crime. My mistake was not reporting these offers.

      "I confess and say sorry to the fans," he added.

      https://www.geo.tv/latest/135983-Irfan-apologises-to-nation-for-mistakes
       

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