Mohammad Shahzad suspended for Hong Kong and Nepal matches

    Afghanistan Squad with T20I series trophy after win against Zimbabwe in Sharjah - Image by Afghanistan Cricket Board @ACBOfficials (Twitter)

    Afghanistan Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has been suspended for Afghanistan’s upcoming two matches against Hong Kong and Nepal in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 after reaching 4 demerit points within a 24-month period following his latest violation of the ICC Code of Conduct for which he received a 15% fine and one demerit point.

    Shahzad was fined 100% of his match fees and given 3 demerit points in a Twenty20 International against UAE @Dubai International Stadium on 12th Dec 2016, the one demerit point took him to total of 4 demerit points, which according to article 7.6 of the Code, have now been converted into two suspension points.

    Consequently, Shahzad will now miss Afghanistan’s matches against Hong Kong and Nepal, which will be played in Bulawayo on 8 and 10 March, respectively.

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