LAHORE: Suspended fast bowler Mohammad Irfan on Saturday took to Twitter and clarified his stance regarding Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal.
According to details, the tall left-arm bowler said in his message that he was never involved in any spot or match-fixing, and just failed to timely inform Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) anti-corruption unit (ACU) about the offers that he got from bookies owing to death of his father.
The fast bowler, in his message, stated, “For my cricket fans, some people are trying to portray that I was involved in spot fixing.
For records & clarification, it’s important to understand that I never ever did spot/match fixing. I only failed to timely report the bookies offer to relevant authorities (code 2.4.4), for which I’ve sincerely apologized to my entire nation. It has also been proved that I did not delay things out of my ill intentions.
One of the pertinent reasons behind this delay was the demise of both of my parents in a short span of 4 months. I was just totally lost after their absence in my life.”
Irfan further added, “Please know that Pakistan is my identity and whatever I am today is because of this country. I cannot even think about trading its pride for anything of this world.”