On Saturday, Afghanistan Cricket Board announced that it has suspended the contract of Mohammad Shahzad for an indefinite period. As per ACB, Shahzad violated the Code of Conduct by traveling out of the country without seeking permission from the board.
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
Earlier, during the ICC World Cup 2019, the explosive wicket-keeper batsman was sent back to Afghanistan in the middle of the tournament citing a knee injury. However, Shahzad came on social media claiming that the board removed him without communicating him.
"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
After the incident, Shahad also warned to quit cricket quoting, “I don’t know what is the problem. If they have a problem, they should let me know. If they don’t want me to play, I will quit cricket.”
ACB Discipline Committee is looking into the above disciplinary matter and will state their final decision soon.