ACB pardons Shahzad for Pakistan travelling
KABUL: The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has revoked the one-year ban it had placed on cricketer Mohammad Shahzad for travelling to Pakistan without permission.
The board took to Twitter to announce that it has accepted Shahzad's mercy plea, but added that his contract ban will continue till August.
The wicket-keeper batsman was suspended in August 2019 for breaching the code of conduct.
According to the ACB’s discipline committee, Shahzad was handed the suspension for leaving the country for Peshawar without seeking the board’s permission, which it requires all players to obtain.
Shahzad, though an Afghan national, is based in Peshawar according to ESPNcricinfo. On this particular instance, he had reportedly been to Peshawar to train — much to the annoyance of the Afghan board. - Agencies