[caption id="attachment_642310" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-642310" alt="Mohammad Irfan Getty Images (File Photo)" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Mohammad-Irfan.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Mohammad Irfan Getty Images (File Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The six-month ban on left-arm pacer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Mohammad-Irfan" target="_blank">Mohammad Irfan</a> ended on Thursday, thus meaning that he would be available for selection for next month's Sri Lanka T20I series. Irfan was initially suspended for a year by the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/PCB" target="_blank">Pakistan Cricket Board</a> ( PCB) following the investigations into the spot-fixing allegations in the second edition of the Pakistan Super League ( PSL). Along with the ban, he was fined INR 10 lakhs after he admitted failing to report approaches by bookmakers in the aftermath of the scandal. <p></p> <p></p>The 35-year-old also had his central contract suspended for a period of six months. However, it was told to him that his playing-ban could get shortened to six months if he adheres to the suspension's guidelines, which he has successfully managed, making him free to resume his career. <p></p> <p></p>While talking to Express Tribune after the end of his suspension, Irfan said that the past six months were the toughest of his life. "As a cricketer, knowing that you cannot play cricket hurts badly. When a player is banned from doing something he has done all his life, it really hurts," Irfan added.