Afghanistan’s hard-hitting wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad was handed a suspension for breaching the code of conduct by the country’s cricket board. Shahzad was banned indefinitely by the board for not asking permission from the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) to travel outside the country.
It seems the ice between the player and the board has finally broken as the ACB has lifted the ban on the 32-year-old. The announcement was made on Twitter with chairman Farhan Yusefzai accepting his appeal.
While the playing ban has been withdrawn, the contract ban will continue to be imposed on Shahzad till August 2020. This gives him a chance to make a comeback to the national side for the ICC T20 World Cup scheduled to be held in Australia later this year.