The Anti-Corruption Unit of ICC to investigate the approach made on Sarfraz Ahmed
The chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board had earlier tweeted on social media about a player being approached and had refused to comment anything on the matter.
Updated - Oct 22, 2017 12:28 pm
The Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) of International Cricket Council (ICC) will investigate regarding the bookie approaching Sarfraz Ahmed. The skipper had turned down the lucrative deal from the bookies during the ongoing the ODI series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka last week. The incident had shocked the entire cricketing fraternity as the team is doing extremely well especially in the shorter formats. However, Sarfraz has now set a great example in front of his teammates and would love to continue the good work on the field.
The cricket in the country has been marred with the spot-fixing controversy back in 2010 and also in the recent edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif were the culprits a few years ago, whereas Sharjeel Khan, Nasir Jamshed were convicted recently for their involvement in fixing during PSL earlier this year. The actions of the newly appointed captain across all format have been lauded by everyone.
The chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board had earlier tweeted on social media about a player being approached and had refused to comment anything on the matter. He had tweeted, “A player was approached. As per rules he immediately reported to PCB who informed ICC. Matters are jointly in hand. No further comment.” Sarfraz Ahmed not only rejected the offer but also informed the Anti Corruption unit of the board.
Employee of Sharjah Stadium approached Sarfraz
On Saturday, it was revealed that the person who offered Sarfraz a lucrative deal was Irfan Ansari. He is a resident of Karachi and also an employee of Sharjah Stadium where the ODI series is being played. Interestingly, Irfan is a well-known figure among the cricket fraternity in UAE and Pakistan. He apparently also happens to know some members of the Pakistan cricket team, personally. It would be interesting to see the actions of the Anti-Corruption Unit of ICC after the investigation on the case.