The individual in query was a excessive official with Sharjah cricket who knew Sarfraz from his U-19 days.
Pakistan cricket workforce skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has been successful followers everywhere in the web this Saturday (October 21) after turning down a spot-fixing supply from a bookie within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) the place Pakistan is presently taking over Sri Lanka in a 5-match ODI sequence.
Based on Pakistan-based Geo Information sources, the method was made at a Dubai mall, simply earlier than Pakistan had been as a consequence of play their 2nd ODI towards the Sri Lanka on October 16. Sarfraz, who led Pakistan to ICC Champions Trophy 2017 title conquer India, set the precise instance for gamers throughout the globe. This has gained particular consideration significantly as a result of numerous Pakistan gamers have been caught in a repair as a consequence of spot-fixing allegations within the final one 12 months.
Sarfraz not solely declined the supply spot-on but additionally reported the matter to the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU). Though the hunt for the bookie in query remains to be on, some main developments have reportedly been made.
A participant was approached. As per guidelines he instantly reported to PCB who knowledgeable ICC. Issues are collectively in hand. No additional remark.
— Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) October 21, 2017
The individual in query has been recognized as Irfan Ansari, a resident of Karachi who’s an worker of the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Apparently, Irfan is a well known determine among the many cricket fraternity in UAE and Pakistan. He apparently additionally occurs to know some members of the Pakistan cricket workforce, personally.
The information organisation did contact Irfan instantly to know in regards to the surprising claims. As anticipated, he denied making such a proposal and mentioned that he “might need mentioned one thing like that as a joke.” Nonetheless, the PCB has tightened safety measures for the Pakistan workforce for the rest of the tour and has additionally issued curfew orders to not step out of their resort after a selected time.
Other than that, Pakistani sports activities journalist Zainab Abbas additionally gave some insights in regards to the incident. Sarfraz was requested to spotfix on informing about him and about issues like bowling modifications. She too added that the individual in query was a excessive official with Sharjah cricket who knew Sarfraz from his U-19 days. Infact, he usually provided the workforce with web bowlers. The Anti-Corruption Unit was on their guard all through the tour significantly as a result of they had been conscious that two of Pakistan’s gamers can be approached. Nonetheless, the captain was the goal and casually approached by somebody he already knew.