Right-handed opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad has been charged with tampering the ball in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy clash between Central Punjab and Sindh. The incident took place on the second day of the first-class fixture, where the umpires deemed the ball’s condition had been altered beyond repair and changed the ball instantly.
While it has not been found out whether Shehzad directly engaged in the act of ball-tampering but his position as captain of the side means he will be sanctioned by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Shehzad was the Central Punjab skipper despite the presence of regular captain Azhar Ali in the playing XI.
The 27-year-old has often found himself to be the center of controversies and his ordinary performances in international cricket have done little to help his reputation. Shehzad was recently part of the Pakistan T20I squad that was whitewashed at the hands of the inexperienced Sri Lankan side and fared poorly managing scores of just 13 and four.