Afghanistan cricketer Mohammad Shahzad handed one year ban for misconduct

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New Delhi, August 19: Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has been handed one-year ban by the country’s cricket governing body- the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB).
According to a statement released by ACB, Mohammad Shahzad was repeatedly found violating the code of conduct specified by them.
“Afghanistan Cricket Board’s discipline committee has suspended wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Shahzad 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 for players repetitively,” the ACB statement read.
“Shahzad has violated ACB’s disciplinary rules and regulations previously as well and has not adhered to ACB’s code of conduct for players. He has travelled out of the country several times violating ACB’s policy for players to seek its permission before doing so.
“ACB has well-equipped training and practice facilities within the country and Afghan players do not require to travel abroad for such purposes,” the statement added.
Notably, the wicketkeeper-batsman was involved in a controversy during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 during which he last represented Afghanistan. He was replaced in the middle of the tournament and injury issues were cited while the 31-year-old had stated that there was no such injury. (Agencies)