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Mohammad Irfan's six-month suspension ends

Irfan said that the past six months were the toughest of his life after the pacer was suspended on spot-fixing allegations.

India TV Sports Desk India TV Sports Desk
New Delhi Published on: September 14, 2017 23:45 IST
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Image Source : ANI Pakistan's left-arm pacer Mohammad Irfan during a match.

The six-month ban on left-arm pacer Mohammad Irfan has ended thus meaning that he would be available for selection for next month's Sri Lankan T20I series. Irfan was initially suspended for a year by the Pakistan Cricket Board ( PCB) following the investigations into the spot-fixing allegations in the second edition of the Pakistan Super League ( PSL).

Along with the ban, he was fined Rs 1,000,000 after he admitted failing to report approaches by bookmakers in the aftermath of the scandal.

The 35-year-old also had his central contract suspended for a period of six months.

However, it was told to him that his playing-ban could get shortened to six months if he adheres to the suspension's guidelines, which he has successfully managed, making him free to resume his career. Irfan said that the past six months were the toughest of his life. 

"As a cricketer, knowing that you cannot play cricket hurts badly," Irfan said.

"When a player is banned from doing something he has done all his life, it really hurts," he added. 

(With ANI Inputs).

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