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Ahmed Shehzad charged with ball-tampering, sanction to be imposed tomorrow
Trouble For Shehzad

Ahmed Shehzad charged with ball-tampering, sanction to be imposed tomorrow

Ahmed Shehzad has been charged with altering the condition of the ball in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy clash between Central Punjab and Sindh, the PCB confirmed on Thursday.

The incident in question reportedly took place on the second day of the four-day fixture where Sindh held onto a thrilling draw reaching 158-8 by the end of the match in pursuit of the target of 331.

The umpires changed the ball immediately after concluding it was not fit to be used.

While it has not been determined whether Shehzad directly indulged in the act of tampering with the ball or ordered to do so, he will be held accountable by virtue of leading the side.

He was performing the captaincy duties for Central Punjab despite the presence of Pakistan Test skipper Azhar Ali in the line-up.

"Central Punjab captain Ahmed Shehzad has been charged for changing the condition of the ball as per the non-identification process. Decision tomorrow," the brief media release by the PCB read.

This will not be the first instance of the right-handed opening batsman getting embroiled in disciplinary issues.

He previously received a four-month ban for violating the national board's anti-doping rules last year.

The 27-year-old was recently part of Pakistan's squad for the T20I series against Sri Lanka at home but his paltry sum of 17 runs in two innings led to his axing from the side.

Shehzad scored a 134-ball 60 in the first innings versus Sindh but failed to add any run to his tally in the subsequent outing.