Mohammad Shahzad, ACB, Ban, Afghanistan Cricket Board
Mohammad Shahzad (Credits: Twitter)

Afghanistan audacious wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad on Saturday (July 28) is set to face a ban for one One-day International (ODI) game. The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has imposed the punishment on Shahzad for breaching the code of conduct.

Furthermore, Shahzad has to pay 50 percent of his match fees for his next Twenty20 International match. Shahzad is charged for disrespecting the on-field umpires.

Moreover, the incident took place after Speenghar loss against Bost in the Final of Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One-Day Tournament.

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Mohammad Shahzad. (Photo by Julian Herbert-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Mohammad Shahzad blamed the umpires for team’s loss:

While speaking at the post-match ceremony, Shahzad who was leading Speenghar blamed the on-field umpires.

Consequently, Shahzad criticized the umpires for their decisions in the final match of the List A tournament.

Shahzad had led Speenghar to the finale of the competition. However, they could not cross the last hurdle. Thus, the Bost defeated the Shahzad-led the team by five wickets.

The final match of the tournament took place on Friday (27 July). Meanwhile, Shahzad is named in Afghanistan squad for both T20I as well as the ODI squad for the tour of Ireland.

Mohammad Shahzad.
Mohammad Shahzad has been the backbone of Afghanistan. Credits: AP

However, due to his unprofessional behaviour in the domestic circuit, the combative batsman will have to miss the first ODI which will take place on 27 August.

Therefore, the ACB might have to come up with the replacement of Mohammad Shahzad for the first match against Ireland after an announcement of the ban.

Afghanistan and Ireland had recently played against each other in a bilateral series in India, which the Afghan team went on to win. Therefore, the visitors will like to repeat their performance against the Men in Green.

Gautam Chauhan

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