Irfaan Ahmed will hopr to be a part of the Hong Kong squad for upcoming ICC World T20 2016 © AFP
Irfaan Ahmed will hopr to be a part of the Hong Kong squad for upcoming ICC World T20 2016 © AFP

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced that it had charged and provisionally suspended Hong Kong cricketer Irfan Ahmed for breaching article 2.4.2. of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code which relates to “Failing to disclose to the ACSU [without undue delay] full details of any approaches or invitations received by the Participant to engage in conduct that would amount to a breach of the Anti-Corruption Code”, according to an ICC media release. READ: ICC World T20 2016 Round 1 schedule: Match time table and ground details

The release also added, “In accordance with the terms of the Code, a disciplinary process is currently underway and the ICC is not able to make any further comment on the matter pending the outcome of the disciplinary process.”

Tim Cutler, Hong Kong Cricket Association CEO said, “We are firmly committed to upholding the integrity of our sport and we fully support the ICC’s broadened concern around this grave threat to the soul of cricket. We must always put player welfare at the centre of our concerns and no matter what, there is a young man here who needs to be our immediate concern and we will be there for any support we can offer,” according to espncricinfo.com. READ: Mark Chapman confident of Hong Kong’s progress in international cricket

Ahmded had made his international debut for Hong Kong in an One-Day International (ODI) against Pakistan at Karachi in 2008. He has since played six ODIs and picked up eight wickets. He has also played eight T20Is, in which he has 11 scalps to his name.