ACB fined Shahzad after training in Pakistan
Afghanistan’s wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Shahzad has been banned by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) for an indefinite period due to breach of the board’s Code of Conduct.
The 32-year-old was seen training at a local stadium in Peshawar, Pakistan, which is believed to be the major reason behind the decision.
As per ACB’s policies, any player travelling out of the country is required to seek the permission of ACB but Shahzad has not adhered to this, repetitively.
“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,” ACB said in an official statement. “He did not attend meetings scheduled with the Discipline Committee on 20th and 25th of the last month. The Discipline Committee will meet after Eidul Adha holidays to assess the breaches by the wicketkeeper-batsman and make a decision.”