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ISLAMABAD – On Tuesday The Pakistan Cricket Board barred pacer Muhammad Irfan from participating in all forms of cricket.

The country’s cricketing board issued a notice of charge to Mohammad Irfan under the PCB Anti-Corruption Code as part of its ongoing probe into the Pakistan Super League spot-fixing scandal.

According to a statement issued by the PCB, Irfan has been charged with two violations of Code Article 2.4.4. He has been given  a time period of two weeks to clarify his position.

“PCB’s investigation will continue with regard to any questionable activity by any player and player support personnel as it carries on with its mission of eliminating the menace of corruption from cricket,” said a press release issued by PCB.

The Islamabad United player appeared before the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Monday where he faced a barrage of questions.

Islamabad United’s Mohammad Irfan and Karachi Kings’ Shahzaib Hasan also faced a barrage of questions by the PCB during the tournament in Dubai last month but they were allowed to remain part of their respective teams.

Shahzaib Hasan would appear before the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) today to record video statement.

The PSL corruption probe followed reports that Islamabad United duo Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif were allegedly involved in spot-fixing.

Both the players were immediately suspended and were sent home putting the credibility of the glamorous cricket league in question.