Afghanistan Cricket Board suspends Mohammad Shahzad indefinitely after he breaches Code of Conduct

After being dropped from the World Cup squad midway through the tournament, Shahzad had stated that he would retire from international cricket for being treated unfairly.
Afghanistan Cricket Board suspends Mohammad Shahzad indefinitely after he breaches Code of ConductAfghanistan Cricket Board suspends Mohammad Shahzad indefinitely after he breaches Code of Conduct
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Afghanistan Cricket Board suspended wicket-keeper Mohammad Shahzad's contract on Saturday after he was found guilty of breaching the Code of Conduct. 

According to a release by the cricket board, Shahzad did not follow the board's policy of seeking permission before flying out of the country. This is not the first time that his contract has been suspended. He breached the code last year as well, when he played in a local tournament in Peshawar in 2018. 

The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) also said that the batsman did not turn up for any meetings which were held regarding the World Cup 2019 as well last month. He was dropped from Afghanistan's World Cup squad midway, with the ACB stating that Shahzad was injured. However, in an emotional post, the wicket-keeper refuted claims of injury and said he was fit, but was ousted for no reason from the squad. 

"As per ACB’s policies, any player travelling out of the country is required to seek the permission of ACB. Shahzad has not adhered to this, repetitively,"

"Mohammad Shahzad has also breached the ACB Code of Conduct previously and was recently called for questioning by the ACB Discipline Committee in relation to a disciplinary matter during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Mohammad Shahzad did not attend meetings scheduled with the Discipline Committee on 20th and 25th of the last month. 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.

"ACB has well-equipped training and practice facilities within the country and Afghan players do not require to travel abroad for such purposes."

 

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