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  • Mohammad Irfan in ball tampering row

    LAHORE: Pakistan paceman Mohammad Irfan faces a ball-tampering allegation levelled by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) in their ongoing Quaid-i-Azam Trophy match against Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) at the Gaddafi Stadium here on Tuesday...

    The lanky Irfan took three wickets in SBP’s first innings...

  • Spot-fixing scandal: PCB suspends pacer Mohammad Irfan

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday suspended fast bowler Mohammad Irfan following the investigations into the spot-fixing allegations, DawnNews reported...

    Irfan had appeared before the PCB anti-corruption unit in Lahore on Monday to answer allegation of him not reporting to the unit incident in which a bookie made a contact with him during the second HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL)...

  • Mohammad Irfan apologises for 'mistake'; PCB suspends contract for one year

    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...

  • Irfan bowls Multan into Quaid Trophy G-II semis

    KARACHI: Discarded Pakis­tan speed giant Mohammad Irfan starred with a five-for on Tuesday as Multan defeated Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) by seven wickets to storm into the semi-finals of the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy Grade-II cricket tournament...

    In a bizarre second day’s play at the Multan Cricket Stadium, the hosts shot out AJK for just 33 in the second innings after conceding a slender 16-run lead on the first when they were dismissed for...

  • Irfan’s heroics in vain as Peshawar win thriller

    Even Mohammad Irfan’s best T20 analysis of 4-16 in four overs failed to save Lahore Whites from a heartbreaking loss...

    In the day’s first match at the Diamond Club Ground in Islamabad, Multan kept alive their semi-final aspirations by cantering to their third triumph in four Group ‘A’ games as their neighbours Bahawalpur went down by 33 runs...

  • Upbeat Irfan working on fitness, eyes comeback

    HYDERABAD: Pakistan’s lanky pace spearhead Mohammad Irfan insists he is working intensively on his physical fitness and will soon return to international cricket...

    “I will soon make a comeback before the next series, be it against Sri Lanka or any other country,” said Irfan, who was the chief guest at an athletics event here at Isra University on Wednesday...

  • Irfan raring to return after six-month ban

    LAHORE: Mohammad Irfan expects to avoid a backlash from Pakistan fans after the paceman served a six-month ban for failing to disclose approaches made by bookmakers during a domestic T20 tournament and is happy for the chance to resume his career...

    “I regret that I didn’t report it and I have realised how serious it is if you don’t report a corrupt approach,” Irfan told cricket website ESPN Cricinfo...

  • Irfan completes ban period, hopes to play T20 against SL in Lahore

    KARACHI: Giant fast bowler Mohammad Irfan, who completed the period of his six-month PCB ban here on Thursday, is hoping that the ban will now be lifted and expressed hope to play the T20 match against Sri Lanka, set to be held in Lahore in October this year...

    Irfan was suspended for one year and fined Rs1,000,000 after he admitted his failure to report approaches by bookmakers linked to spot-fixing and his central contract was...

  • Irfan to give lecture to camp probables

    LAHORE: Fast bowler Mohammad Irfan, who had already completed a six-month ban in the spot-fixing case, will deliver a lecture at the NCA here on Wednesday to apprise the Pakistan probables — who have assembled to begin preparations for the upcoming Sri Lanka Tests — of the dangers pose by spot and match-fixing in the game...

    Irfan was banned for a year with a hefty Rs1 million fine by the PCB after he confessed about a bookmaker he...

  • Missing World Cup quarterfinal my biggest regret: Irfan

    Pakistan’s seven-foot-tall ace fast bowler Mohammad Irfan termed the 2015 World Cup a great learning curve and said missing the all-important quarterfinal against Australia was the biggest ‘regret’ of his relatively new international career...

    “I am fine now and completely fit as the rehabilitation process has been very good, but the regret is still there,” Irfan, who took eight wickets from five matches during the World Cup, told...

  • Wicketless Irfan inspires team to win

    KARACHI: Giant Pakistan speedster Mohammad Irfan produced a telling burst to help Omar Associates score a 15-run win over Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) in the Interloop presents Mezan T20 Ramazan-ul-Mubarak Cup in Faisalabad on Tuesday night...

    Although Irfan didn’t take a wicket at the Iqbal Stadium but his fiery four-over stint of 0-9 played a crucial part in keeping SSGC at bay...

  • Umar Gul, Irfan bidding to make ODI squad

    LAHORE: The national selection committee has delayed the announcement of the Pakistan squad for the upcoming ODI series against Ireland and England after rain thwarted bid to ascertain the match fitness of pace bowlers Umar Gul and Mohammad Irfan...

    The selectors are keen on including either Umar or the injury-prone Irfan to strengthen Pakistan’s pace attack but their hopes to obtain a measure of their current fitness levels were...

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