[caption id="attachment_642557" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-642557" alt="&quot;I am eyeing to be part of the Sri Lanka series where the last T20 match will be played in Lahore,&quot; Mohammad Irfan was quoted as saying AFP (File Photo)" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/irfan.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> "I am eyeing to be part of the Sri Lanka series where the last T20 match will be played in Lahore," Mohammad Irfan was quoted as saying AFP (File Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>Lahore:</strong> Fast bowler <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Mohammad-Irfan" target="_blank">Mohammad Irfan</a>, who completed the period of his six-month ban imposed by the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/pcb" target="_blank">Pakistan Cricket Board</a> (PCB) for failing to report approaches by bookies linked to spot-fixing, is now eyeing to make his comeback in the T20 International series against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/sri-lanka" target="_blank">Sri Lanka</a> in October. "I am eyeing to be part of the Sri Lanka series where the last T20 match will be played in Lahore," the left-arm pacer was quoted as saying by the <em>Dawn</em> newspaper following the completion of his ban on Thursday. The 7'1''-tall pacer was initially suspended for one year and fined $1,000 following the investigations into the spot-fixing allegations in the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/pakistan-and-sri-lanka-in-uae-2017-200792/live-scores/pakistan-vs-sri-lanka-1st-t20i-match-184516-summary.html" target="_blank"><strong>FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2017-18, 1st T20I at Abu Dhabi/Lahore</strong></a> <p></p> <p></p>The 35-year-old also had his central contract suspended for a period of six months. However, he was told 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. Expressing his disappointment at missing out on the ongoing Independence Cup involving Pakistan and the Faf du Plessis-led World XI side, Irfan said: "I was very unlucky to have the ban at a time when international cricket was returning home and was not able to be a part of the historic match." <strong><a title="Mohammad Irfan ends 6-month ban on spot-fixing charges in PSL 2" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/mohammad-irfan-ends-6-month-ban-on-spot-fixing-charges-in-psl-2-642309">Mohammad Irfan ends 6-month ban on spot-fixing charges in PSL 2</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"Being a cricketer knowing that you cannot play cricket hurts badly. When a player is banned for which he has worked hard all his life, it really hurts especially when you see your dream match happening in front of you. I always has a dream to play international match at my home ground in front of Pakistani fans and I am sad that when all this is happening I am not able to be part of the match," he added. <strong><a title="PSL spot-fixing 2017: Mohammed Irfan banned for one year" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/psl-spot-fixing-2017-mohammed-irfan-banned-for-one-year-590300">PSL spot-fixing 2017: Mohammed Irfan banned for one year</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Commenting on the official announcement of the end of his ban, he said: "As every official of PCB is busy in the World XI series, I will be contacting them over phone and then they will give me time to meet and for the official letter after which I will be able to play cricket."