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Pak­istan have sus­pended fast bowler Mo­hammed Ir­fan for one year and fined him 1 mil­lion ru­pees (Dh35,000) af­ter he ad­mit­ted fail­ing to re­port ap­proaches by book­mak­ers linked to spot-fix­ing. Ir­fan, 34, said he had not spo­ken out at the time be­cause he was un­der men­tal stress fol­low­ing the death of his par­ents. “I ac­cept my mis­take,” he told a news con­fer­ence at the Pak­istan Cricket Board’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”.

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