Pakistan veteran Asif Afridi has been banned for two years following the violation of Pakistan Cricket Board’s anti-corruption code. The decision of his ban came on February 7 (Tuesday) after he was found guilty of the corruption charges.
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It is to be noted that the left-arm spinner’s suspension will be effect from the date the player was temporarily suspended. The Pakistan veteran was suspended by the PCB on September 12, 2022 after the offenses took place in 2022 Pakistan Cup.
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Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi has issued a statement on this incident. “It gives PCB no joy to suspend an international cricketer for two years, but we have zero tolerance approach towards such offenses,” said Sethi.
“For the breach of Article 2.4.10, Mr Afridi was handed a two-year period of ineligibility, while he was given a six-month ban for the violation of Article 2.4.4. Both the periods of ineligibility will run concurrently and will commence from the day of his provisional suspension, which commenced on 12 September 2022,” part of PCB’s statement read.
Talking about his career, Afridi hasn’t featured in any of matches for the national team but was included in the T20I and ODI squad for Australia’s tour of Pakistan last year. However, he has represented Multan Sultans in PSL.
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