Afghanistan Cricket Board suspend Mohammad Shahzad's contract for indefinite period

Ruben Hill
August 10, 2019

Mohammad Shahzad's contract suspended: The problems seem to be piling on for the Afghanistani wicket-keeper batsman. "Shahzad has not adhered to this, repetitively", ACB said on its official website.

Shahzad had also skipped two meetings with the ACB Discipline Committee.

As per ACB's policies, any player travelling out of the country is required to seek the permission of the ACB, but Shahzad has not adhered to this, repetitively, the board said in a statement.

The board also revealed that Shahzad had failed to appear before their Discipline Committee for incidents during the World Cup 2019.

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. "The Discipline Committee will meet after Eid-ul Adha holidays to assess the breaches by Mohammad Shahzad and make a decision to be publicized soon", ACB added in their statement.

The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 consists of Geoff Allardice (ICC, ETC chairman), Campbell Jamieson (ICC representative), Steve Elworthy (CWC representative), Alan Fordham (host representative), Harsha Bhogle and Kumar Sangakkara (both independent representatives). Meanwhile, Shahzad is now 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. I was removed from the 2015 World Cup [he wasn't selected for fitness reasons] and now this one as well. Some people in the board have conspired against me. "Only manager, doctor and the captain knew that I was going to be replaced". Even the coach (Phil Simmons) found out much later.

Shahzad spent his early years in Pakistan's Peshawar as he was born in a refugee camp there. Like many of his Afghanistan team-mates, Shahzad grew up near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border; he was also married in Peshawar.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.

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