HomePAKISTAN CRICKETAsif Afridi banned for 2 years for anti-corruption offences

Asif Afridi banned for 2 years for anti-corruption offences

Asif Afridi has been banned for 2 years for 2 separate breaches of the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Code. The ban will come into impact on the date the left-arm spinner was provisionally suspended – September 12, 2022, which means his interval of ineligibility ends two years after that date. The offences are understood to have occurred within the 2022 Pakistan Cup, the place Afridi, 36, performed for eventual runners-up Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The extra severe breach of the code comes within the violation of Article 2.4.10, which entails “instantly or not directly soliciting, inducing, engaging, persuading, encouraging or deliberately facilitating any Participant to breach any of the foregoing provisions of this Article 2.4.”

Whereas the exact nature of this offence has not been made public, it has seen him banned for 2 years. His different offence considerations the breach of Article 2.4.4, which considerations the non-reporting of corrupt approaches. For that, he has obtained a six-month suspension, to run concurrently alongside the two-year suspension.

The offences can carry as much as a lifetime ban, however the PCB mentioned that they had taken under consideration his request for forgiveness, degree of regret and previous observe document.

“It offers the PCB no pleasure to droop a global cricketer for 2 years, however now we have a zero-tolerance method in direction of such offences,” PCB chairman Najam Sethi mentioned. “As the sport’s governing physique, we have to make examples, deal with such issues robustly and ship out sturdy messages to all cricketers.

“It’s bitter indisputable fact that corruption poses a menace to our sport as egocentric corrupters lure cricketers in several methods and strategies. That is exactly why the PCB has been investing closely on participant schooling in order that they continue to be vigilant and may also help the PCB eradicate this menace by reporting approaches. If, regardless of all our greatest efforts to create consciousness, a participant falls sufferer to his greed, then the PCB has no sympathy.”

Whereas Afridi hasn’t performed worldwide cricket for Pakistan, he was named in Pakistan’s T20I and ODI squads for Australia’s go to to Pakistan final yr. He has additionally performed for Multan Sultans within the PSL. He final performed any type of cricket within the Nationwide T20 Cup in August 2022.


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