New Indian Express – KABUL: Trouble-prone Afghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad has been fined after he was caught playing for a Pakistani cricket club without permission, an Afghan official said Monday.

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  • KABUL: Trouble-prone Afghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad has been fined after he was caught playing for a Pakistani cricket club without permission, an Afghan official said Monday.
  • Shahzad has been ordered to pay 300,000 Afghanis (about USD 4,400) and return to Afghanistan after taking part in a local tournament in Peshawar, a Pakistani city near the Afghan border.
  • The 30-year-old went to Pakistan after Afghanistan returned from Zimbabwe last month following their qualification for the 2019 World Cup, Lutfullah Stanikzai, head of media and marketing for the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), told AFP.
  • Shahzad will still go to India for a training camp before Afghanistan’s series against Bangladesh and a Test match against India in June, Stanikzai said.
  • “We have a strong structure for our domestic cricket so we do not see the need for people to go and play for clubs outside Afghanistan,” Stanikzai said.


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