A six month ban on Mohammad Irfan ended on Thursday, as the pace bowler confessed that the last few months were the toughest in his life. He allegedly failed to report approaches by bookmakers, following investigation into the match fixing scandal that plagued the second edition of Pakistan Super Leauge (PSL). The 35-year-old had his central contract suspended for six months and was fined Rs 1,00,000 after he admitted to his crimes. However, he was made aware that his ban would be shortened if he could follow guidelines which he subsequently did, making him free to resume his carrier.
Standing at 7’1”ft,he is one of the tallest player to play First class as well as international cricket. A three-member tribunal was formed by Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB) to hear the case against batsmen Khalid Latif and Sharjeel Khan who have been charged with spot-fixing in the PSL were involved with bringing in other players into the racket as well. “I am formally asking the nation for their forgiveness and hope that I will be pardoned by them.”said Irfan after his ban ended. He has played four Tests and 20 Twenty20 internationals along with 60 one-day internationals, with a record of 83 wickets at an average of 30.71.