It was recently reported from Lahore that the Pakistan Cricket Board has taken a final decision on their policy regarding match fixing and people who have been involved in it. It was revealed that Arif, who was once playing for Sussex as a pace bowler, has now been disowned by the Pakistani board.

 

“He is out of Pakistan for the last three years and he has no relations with Pakistan cricket.  We have taken some stringent steps to stop corruption and have adopted zero tolerance on such things. He (Arif) was a very shy and unassuming guy and had always played the game for passion. Maybe, he was lured into fixing as he failed to make it to the national team in Pakistan and wasn’t a regular member for the county.”

Pakistan already has several people who were involved in match fixing. While some were proven guilty, others were not. Some of them, such as Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir, have been given jail time and bans so they are not able to play in the near future.

However, there is a high possibility that Mohammad Amir might return to first-team action for the Pakistani side as he is still considered to be one of the most talented bowlers for the Greens.

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