On Sunday, Afghanistan Cricket Board announced the suspension of wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Shahzad from all forms of cricket for one year. Shahzad was found guilty by the Discipline Committee for the breach of ACB’s code of conduct.
Afghanistan Cricket Board’s discipline committee has suspended @MShahzad077 from participating in any form of Cricket for a period of one year after he was found in breach of ACB’s code of conduct.
— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) August 18, 2019
Afghanistan cricket players need to seek permission from the board to travel outside the country. As per the board, Shahzad went abroad several times without permission violating ACB’s policy.
Earlier this week, ACB suspended the contract of Mohammad Shahzad for an indefinite period as they were waiting for the Discipline Committee’s report.
Afghanistan Cricket Board today suspended the contract of wicket-keeper batsman @MShahzad077 for an indefinite period due to breach of ACB’s Code of Conduct by the player.
— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) August 10, 2019
During the ICC World Cup 2019, Shahzad was removed from the squad in the middle of the tournament citing a knee injury. The opening batsman later came on social media claiming that the board didn’t consult him before making their decision.
"I have no problem or injury & fully fit but @ACBofficials pulled me out of the squad by force without any consultation"Says @MShahzad077 who is ruled out of @cricketworldcup due to knee injury in his recent voice clip to a media in #Kabl as he is set to return home tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/tqagZST9c2
— M.ibrahim Momand (@IbrahimReporter) June 8, 2019