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All you want to know about Mohammad Irfan’s ban

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has released a full statement sharing details of one-year ban imposed on pacer Mohammad Irfan over his failure to report approaches received to him from bookies ahead of the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). In furtherance to the PCB’s investigation into violations of the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Code for Participants…

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Mohammad Irfan apologizes to nation

Pacer Mohammad Irfan, who was slapped with one-year ban by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), tendered an apology to the nation for failing to report the approach made by bookies ahead of the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). “Although I gave shut up calls to bookies, I could not report the approach within given…

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PSL spot-fixing: Irfan slapped with one-year ban

LAHORE: Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Irfan has been banned from all forms of cricket for six months, which could extend to a one-year ban, after his confession that he had failed to report two approaches made by bookies during PSL 2017. In a press conference, Irfan apologised to the nation and admitted that a mistake had…

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Pakistan willing to play series with India: PCB

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan said the letter sent to Indian government by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) may have been written under pressure from International Cricket Council (ICC). Watch what else he said while talking to Samaa.

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Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Cup begins

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan has announced that Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Cup will get under way today (Monday). Addressing a press conference in Lahore, Khan said that the cricket board was determined to improve the standard of cricket at grass-root level. “We are giving due importance to promoting cricket at school level….

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Video: Lawmakers on spot-fixers

Members of National Assembly voiced exasperation over spot-fixing scandal that marred national cricket during Pakistan Super League (PSL) tournament organized in the UAE. Watch what they said.

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Misbah demands increase in match fees

LAHORE: Pakistan Test team captain Misbah-ul-Haq has demanded from the PCB to increase players’ match fees, on Saturday. “There is a need to increase the match fees,” said Misbah. “The board should keep in mind the resources it has and increase the players’ match fees accordingly,” he said. The West Indies will be looking to…

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Sharjeel appears before spot-fixing tribunal

LAHORE: The Anti-Corruption Tribunal has directed suspended cricketer Sharjeel Khan to submit his reply on his alleged involvement in spot fixing case till May 5. Khalid Latif who did not appear before the tribunal owing to health reasons was asked to appear on March 31. The tribunal headed by Justice retd Asghar Haider and Lt…

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PSL fixing: Sharjeel played two ‘dot balls’ for bookies

LAHORE: The alleged spot-fixing scandal, that has engulfed Pakistan cricket team, took a new twist Thursday when investigators revealed that batsman Sharjeel Khan played two dot bowls in Pakistan Super League (PSL) at Dubai. According to our correspondent, all five suspended players – Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Irfan, Shahzaib Hasan and Nasir Jamshed –…

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Blasphemy issue: Nisar issues warning to international websites

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday warned international websites and social media that if they did not cooperate in warding off blasphemy, then stern action would be taken against them. During a press conference, Nisar disclosed that a meeting with ambassadors of Muslim countries would be held soon to tackle the…

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Nisar asks PCB, FIA to work together for spot-fixing probe

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Tuesday took notice of contradictory news reports of spot-fixing case. In a statement, the minister directed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to work together with mutual consultation and coordination for resolving the issue. There should not be any impression that both the institutions (PCB…

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PCB tribunal issues notice to Sharjeel, Latif for spot-fixing hearing

LAHORE: The three members of the Anti-Corruption Tribunal tasked with adjudicating the spot-fixing matter have today issued notices to PCB, Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif to hold a preliminary hearing on Friday March 24 from 11:30amat the National Cricket Academy, Lahore.  The tribunal comprises Justice (Retired) Asghar Haider (Chairman), Lt. General (Retired) Tauqir Zia (Member) and former Test player and Team Manager Wasim Bari (Member)…

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Nisar gives go-ahead to include suspended players’ names in ECL

                    ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday gave the green signal to include the names of the players suspended by the PCB in the recent PSL spot-fixing scandal.  Among the players suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board are Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif,…

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Hafeez seeks life ban on tainted cricketers

Opener Mohammad Hafeez has called for life ban on players found guilty of match-fixing. “There is only one treatment to corruption in cricketer. Whoever is found guilty of match-fixing should be thrown out of the team on a permanent basis,” he told a news confernece in Lahore.

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These cricketers set up spot-fixing trap for Sharjeel, Irfan, Khalid

LAHORE: Shahzaib Hasan and Nasir Jamshed are believed to be the central characters of the latest spot-fixing scandal engulfing Pakistan’s cricket. In a major crackdown, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has suspended Sharjeel Khan, Khalif Latif, Mohammad Irfan, Nasir Jamshed and Shahzaib Hasan and launched investigations into their alleged contacts with a syndicate of bookies. According…

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4th Pakistani cricketer suspended in spot-fixing case

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday charged and suspended batsman Shahzaib Hasan over allegations of spot-fixing during a recent Twenty20 league. According to our correspondent, Shahzaib Hasan appeared before PCB panel today and recorded his statement; however, he failed to satisfy the panel. In the ongoing case, the board has so far suspended four…

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PSL fixing: Nasir Jamshed on PCB radar

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) contacted the people in close circle of cricketer Nasir Jamshed. Meantime, PCB’s anti-corruption unit (ACU) also speeds up the action. Details regarding the activities of the cricketer have been garnered and his contacts in London and Pakistan have been tracked down. The sources said Nasir Jamshed may be summoned by the…

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Two more players likely to face spot-fixing probe

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to summon two more cricketers in connection with its ongoing spot-fixing investigations. A source told SAMAA that PCB has decided to summon Zulfiqar Babar and his Quetta Gladiators team-mate Umar Amin. This comes after Pakistan Cricket Board today issued a Notice of Charge to pacer Mohammad Irfan under…

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PCB issues ‘notice of charge’ to Mohammad Irfan

LAHORE: Pakistan’s Cricket Board on Tuesday suspended and charged tall fast bowler Mohammad Irfan over his alleged involvement in spot-fixing during a recently held Twenty20 league. “The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in furtherance to its investigation issued a Notice of Charge and provisionally suspended Irfan under the PCB Anti-Corruption Code,” it said in a statement….

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Kamran says can play cricket for five more years

Kamran Akmal who attracted the attention of Pakistan Cricket Board with his batting performance in Pakistan Super League (PSL) said he takes batting tips from Inzam-ul-Haq and Muhammed Yousuf. In a video released by PCB on social media, Akmal said he can play cricket five more years and hoped that he will have improved fielding…

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Mohammad Irfan barred from participating in all forms of cricket

The Pakistan Cricket Board today issued a Notice of Charge to pacer Mohammad Irfan under its Anti-Corruption Code as part of ongoing investigation into potential corrupt practices. According to a statement issued by the PCB, Irfan has been charged with two violations of Code Article 2.4.4 and now has 14 days to respond to the…

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