HARARE: Afghanistan’s firebrand wicket-keeper opening batsman Mohammad Shehzad has been suspended from the remaining two matches of the first round of the ICC World Cup Qualifier 2018.
ICC sentence Shehzad on Wednesday after he was found guilty of causing damage to a part of the ground during their second of the tournament against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo.
Afghanistan lost the nail-biting thriller by two runs.
During the match, Shehzad was the second wicket to fall for Afghanistan in a 197-run chase.
Angered with himself, Shahzad slammed his bat hard onto the adjacent pitch, leaving behind a noticeable divot as a result.
He was fined 15 percent of his match fee and received one demerit point for his actions.
As this was Shahzad’s second breach of the ICC’s code of conduct within a two-year period – he was fined the whole of his match fee and handed three demerit points.
Shehzad had conceded total four demerit points, and as per the ICC’s norms, it translated into two suspension points.