IRFAN SUSPENDED FOR ONE YEAR
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”.