The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has suspended Mohammad Shahzad's contract for an indefinite period for a code of conduct breach.
The wicketkeeper has been punished for repeatedly failing to inform the governing board regarding his travels out of the country.
"As per ACB’s policies, any player travelling out of the country is required to seek the permission of ACB. Shahzad has not adhered to this, repetitively," the ACB statement read.
Shahzad, Afghanistan's leading run-scorer in international cricket, has additionally been penalized for missing the meetings organized by ACB's Discipline Committee during the World Cup.
Afghanistan Cricket Board today suspended the contract of wicket-keeper batsman @MShahzad077 for an indefinite period due to breach of ACB’s Code of Conduct by the player.— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) August 10, 2019
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Shahzad was unceremoniously omitted from Afghanistan's World Cup squad midway through the tournament with the board declaring he was left out due to a knee injury but the opening batsman insisted he was fully fit.
The 31-year-old could feature in just two games at the showpiece event, scoring an ordinary sum of seven runs including a duck against Australia.
"The Discipline Committee will meet after Eid-ul Adha holidays to assess the breaches by Mohammad Shahzad and make a decision to be publicized soon," stated ACB's press release.
"ACB has well-equipped training and practice facilities within the country and Afghan players do not require to travel abroad for such purposes."