Lahore (Staff Report): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has formally charged and suspended fast bowler Mohammad Irfan for violating anti-corruption code.

“Irfan has been charged with two violations of Code Article 2.4.4 and now has 14 days to respond to the Notice of Charge,” said a PCB spokesman.

The PCB's anti-corruption code 2.4.4 states: "Failing to disclose to the PCB Vigilance and Security Department (without unnecessary delay) full details of any approaches or invitations received by the Participant to engage in Corrupt Conduct under this Anti-Corruption Code.”

Irfan has meanwhile been provisionally suspended with immediate effect from participating in all forms of cricket.

“PCB’s investigation will continue with regard to any questionable activity by any player and player support personnel as it carries on with its mission of eliminating the menace of corruption from cricket,” the board said in a press release.