The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has indefinitely suspended wicket keeper Mohammad Shahzad for another violation of the ACB Code of Conduct.
Shahzad, who was the country’s most successful scorer at international level, was punished for abandoning the country without seeking the permission of the board.
A statement by the ACB states that, “Under the terms of the ACB, any player traveling out of the country must obtain permission from the ACB, and Shahzad has not held to it repeatedly.”
The suspension follows an accumulation of incidents first staged during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. Shahzad was withdrawn from the squad and sent home from the tournament after only playing games after a “disciplinary matter”. It also appears that he was absent in connection with his omission for agreed meetings.
“Mohammad Shahzad did not attend Disciplinary Committee meetings on the 20th and 25th of last month,” the statement said.
“The Disciplinary Commission will convene after the holidays of Eid-ul Adha to evaluate the violations of Mohammad Shahzad and make a decision that will be published shortly ACB has well-equipped training and practice facilities within the country and Afghan players must do not travel abroad. ” such purposes. “
Afghanistan now has to prepare for a one-on-one test against Bangladesh on 9 September without Shahzad, before returning to Zimbabwe for a tri-series later this month.