ICC hands one year suspension to this Afghanistan bowler, know why

Ruben Hill
July 12, 2019

Afghanistan fast bowler, Aftab Alam has been handed a one-year suspension from all domestic and global cricket.

The decision to suspend Alam from domestic and global cricket for one year came after an investigation by the Afghanistan Cricket Board's disciplinary committee, following a decision taken at the board's annual general meeting in Kabul last week, reports ESPNcricinfo.

Alam was withdrawn from the national team and sent home during the world cup under "exceptional circumstances" - as announced by the ICC - on June 27.

Aftab Alam, who took 3-45 against the Black Caps, has been suspended by the Afghanistan Cricket Board.

The ACB later clarified that Alam has been sent back home following his breach of ICC's disciplinary code of conduct but didn't elaborate on what the breach exactly was.

Alam, who took 3-45 during the Black Caps seven-wicket win over Afghanistan in round-robin play last month, has been suspended from domestic and worldwide cricket with his national contract also suspended for the same timeframe. It later emerged that Alam was in London with a relative and returned to the hotel only later in the day.

In all, Alam featured in three of Afghanistan's eight games.

Alam was eventually removed by security.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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