Pakistan cricket board has suspended cricketer Asif Afridi for alleged breaches of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code under article 4.7.1 with immediate effect. Asif Afridi belongs to Khyber Pakhtunkhawa and was performing his job as a left-arm spinner.
As per the alleged breaches of the Anti-Corruption Code of PCB, the cricketer is restrained from doing any cricket activity as long as the investigation is underway and being carried out by PCB Anti-Corruption Unit.
However, Pakistan Cricket Board PCB will not make any comment about Asif Afridi’s suspension by PCB Anti-Corruption Unit until the investigation is completed.
Definitions of Article 4.7.1 of PCB Anti-Corruption Code for Suspending Asif Afridi Left Arm Spinner.
As per PCB anti-corruption Code, the notes to editors are as under:-
Article 4.7.1 reads as Where either (a) the PCB decides to charge a Participant with an offence under this Anti-Corruption Code; or (b) the PCB considers that there are other exceptional circumstances relevant to a Participant (for example, where any relevant police authority has arrested and/or charged a Participant with an offence under any relevant criminal law in respect of facts or circumstances that may also constitute an offence under this Anti-Corruption Code), it, shall have the discretion, in circumstances where it considers that the integrity of the sport could otherwise be seriously undermined, to Provisionally Suspend the Participant pending the Anti-Corruption Tribunal‟s determination of whether he/she has committed an offence. Any decision to Provisionally Suspend the Participant will be communicated to the Participant in writing, with a copy sent at the same time to the ICC and, where applicable, the National Cricket Federation to which the Participant is affiliated.