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‘If they don’t wish me to play, we will quit cricket’

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Afghanistan have been plunged into debate with wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad claiming that he was wrongly announced non-professional and wanting from a World Cup squad. However, a Afghanistan Cricket Board insists that Shahzad was indeed unfit, that is because he has been transposed by Ikram Alikhil.

Shahzad, 32, late harm during Afghanistan’s warm-up diversion against Pakistan on May 24, though subsequently played a team’s initial dual World Cup matches.

He underwent a knee indicate during a warm-up compare opposite Pakistan. In a dual matches that he did play, he was out for a three-ball steep against Australia, and done 7 off 12 against Sri Lanka. Afghanistan mislaid both matches.

But while Shahzad has reportedly insisted that he was fit, a ACB arch executive, Asadullah Khan, was austere that there had been no foulplay in dropping a wicketkeeper-batsman.

“I was private from a 2015 World Cup [he wasn’t comparison for aptness reasons] and now this one as well. we am going to deliberate with friends and family. My heart isn’t in cricket anymore”

“It’s positively wrong to contend that he was foul dropped,” Asadullah told ESPNcricinfo. “We have given a medical news to a ICC to infer that he is unfit, and after consummate concern they authorised us to reinstate him. He is a categorical batsman, who can make a large disproportion with a bat, and it was a unequivocally formidable preference to dump one of a pivotal players.”

Shahzad’s medical report, a duplicate of that has been accessed by ESPNcricinfo, does endorse that he has a amiable ACL aria on his left knee.

Asadullah explained that given attaining full membership, Afghanistan had increasing their concentration on fitness. “Now that we are full members, a priority will be on fitness, in general and domestic cricket,” he said. “We can’t lift non-professional players. We know Shahzad was not entirely fit when he still went on to play dual games and this is not excusable anymore.”

Shahzad, after returning to Afghanistan, launched a handbill opposite his ouster while vocalization with internal media, accusing a ACB aloft government for a move. “I went to a alloy in London and he emptied my knee of some fluids, gave me a tablet and pronounced that we could play after resting for two-three days,” Shahzad told media in Kabul.

“I had a use session, bowled, batted, and had a gripping session… had lunch with my team-mates, and afterwards sat down in a group train (to lapse to a hotel) usually to see a ICC press recover on my phone observant we am out of a World Cup,” he explained. “That was a impulse when we found out that we was unfit.

“I asked a manager, who asked me to put a phone in my slot and speak to a doctor. The alloy looked during me helplessly and pronounced he couldn’t do anything. we don’t know what is a problem. If they have a problem, they should let me know. If they don’t wish me to play, we will quit cricket.

doping violation. Last year, he was found to be in crack of a ACB’s formula of control when he played in a internal Peshawar tournament, and was asked to reside henceforth in Afghanistan or risk carrying his agreement terminated.

Shahzad is Afghanistan’s highest ODI run-getter, with 2727 runs during an normal of 33.66 in 84 games.

Article source: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/story/1188245.html?CMP=OTC-RSS

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