Afghanistan wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Shahzad has been banned for one ODI and fined 50% of the match fee of his next T20I appearance after being found guilty by ACB discipline committee for breaching the code of conduct.
Shahzad was found guilty for public disrespect of on-field umpires following Speenghar’s loss against Bost in the Final of Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One-Day Tournament. Speaking in the post-match presentation ceremony which was broadcasted live, Shahzad criticized on-field umpires for their decisions in the Final of the recently concluded List A tournament, which was played at Kabul Cricket Stadium on Friday 27th July.
Mohammad Shahzad was the skipper of Speenghar in the tournament and lead his side to the Final against a resurgent Bost side. Bost defeated Speenghar by five wickets in the Final to become the new champions of the annual Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One-Day Tournament.
Shahzad has been picked for both T20I and ODI squads for the upcoming tour of Ireland and it is likely that he will miss the first ODI scheduled for 27th August 2018.