The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Saturday suspended the contract of wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Shahzad for an indefinite period due to breach of ACB’s Code of Conduct by the player.
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 on Saturday also took to Twitter to give the news of Shahzad being suspended.
See the tweet:
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
It is to note that the ACB has well-equipped training and practice facilities within the country and Afghan players do not require to travel abroad for such purposes.