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British tip-off led to unravelling of Pakistan cricket scandal

Mohammad Irfan was banned for a year

By: Sarwar Alam

Britain’s National Crime Agency provided the initial intelligence that helped uncover a major spot-fixing scandal in the Pakistan Super League, a leading official from world cricket’s governing body said on Thursday (18). Sir Ronnie Flanagan, head of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) anti-corruption and safety unit (ACSU) was speaking to reporters in Lahore after testifying in a case against opening batsman Sharjeel Khan, who has been provisionally suspended by his board since the scandal erupted in February. Fast bowler Mohammad Irfan and spinner Mohammad Nawaz have already been banned for six months with six suspended, and one month with one…

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