The opening batsman of Afghanistan Mohammad Shahzad has been suspended in all formats of cricket for a year. Afghanistan Cricket Board has found him guilty of breaching its code of conduct for players.
“Shahzad has violated ACB’s disciplinary rules and regulations previously as well and has not adhered to ACB’s code of conduct for players. He has travelled out of the country several times violating ACB’s policy for players to seek its permission before doing so,” – Official statement released by ACB
ACB has suspended this player after breaching the policy which seeks the country cricket board’s permission to travel out of the country.
“ACB has well-equipped training and practice facilities within the country and Afghan players do not require to travel abroad for such purposes,” the statement added.
On 17th August 2019, ACB officials have suspended the player’s contract for an indefinite period stating that the wicket-keeper batsman breached its code of conduct. Now, they have fixed the term of his ban.
Earlier Shahzab was ruled out of ICC Men’s World Cup 2019 due to a knee injury. But this player has offended the board decision and stated that his injury is not serious and the accused board for doing it intentionally. Shahzad cried foul and put out a video on his social media channels that he was completely fit to play but was still sent home by the board but this claim was later refuted by ACB CEO Asadullah Khan.
Even in 2018, he was fined for playing for a Pakistani cricket club in Peshawar without the board permission and was fined for a sum of USD 4,400.