Dawn – United Arab Emirates-based coach Irfan Ansari was suspended following allegations from Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed that he was approached to participate in a spot-fixing scheme, cricket’s administrative body said on Thursday.

Summary

  • United Arab Emirates-based coach Irfan Ansari was suspended following allegations from Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed that he was approached to participate in a spot-fixing scheme, cricket’s administrative body said on Thursday.
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) said Ansari was charged with three counts of breaching the body’s anti-corruption code.
  • The charges centre on Sarfraz’s admission to the Pakistan Cricket Board and the ICC that Ansari had approached him about spot-fixing during the one-day series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the UAE last October.
  • The PCB took extra measures to stem spot-fixing, with all six teams in this year Pakistan Super League monitored by anti-corruption officers.
  • Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria is also serving a life ban on charges of spot-fixing during a county match in England in 2009.


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