Afghanistan Suspend Mohammad Shahzad For Breaching Code Of Conduct
Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has suspended wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Shahzad’s contract for an indefinite period for code of conduct breach. Meanwhile, Shahzad is currently going through a rough phase as this comes out as the second blow after his ouster from the ICC World Cup 2019 squad midway to the competition.
The management stated that Shahzad has some knee injuries, but the cricketer claimed that he has no injuries and was fit to take the field. Meanwhile, Mohammad Shahzad sustained a knee injury during Afghanistan’s warm-up game against Pakistan. He had to retired hurt and didn’t take part in that game. As the episode broke out, Shahzad even threatened to retire from international cricket. Afghanistan replaced Shahzad with an 18-year-old wicket-keeper batsman Akram Ali Khil.
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Meanwhile, ACB has put on hold the contract of Mohammad Shahzad for code violations. Citing as the reason, ACB said the cricketer didn’t seek permission from the board when travelling out of the country repeatedly. They also referenced the other areas Shahzad has defaulted in recent times. The veteran cricketer has been at loggerhead with the apex body for quite some time, and the outcome was due.
“Mohammad Shahzad has also breached the ACB Code of Conduct previously and was recently called for questioning by the ACB Discipline Committee in relation to a disciplinary matter during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019,” the release went on to state. “Shahzad did not attend meetings scheduled with the Discipline Committee on 20th and 25th of last month,” it added.
Mohammad Shahzad has represented Afghanistan in two Test matches, 84 ODIs, and 65 T20Is scoring 4732 runs across formats.
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