Afghanistan opener & wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad has alleged that the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) pulled him out of the squad despite he being fit.
He ruled out of World Cup 2019 due to a knee injury .
“I was training at the nets when the team manager told me that I was unfit and I had to head back home. It seemed they had already asked for a replacement (Ikram Ali Khil), but I did not know that I was unfit,” Shahzad said.
Shahzad picked up a knee injury in the warm-up clash against Pakistan. However, he played Afghanistan’s first 2 games of the tournament against Australia and Sri Lanka. The ACB had stated that Shahzad’s injury aggravated, forcing him to leave the tournament.
“If I was unfit then how could I play the first two matches? The physio told me that I will be alright if I take a bit of rest, and suddenly I was ruled out of the tournament. I have done so much for Afghanistan cricket and this is what happened to me,” Shahzad said.
M.Ibrahim Momand, a sports journalist posted Shahzad’s message on his official Twitter handle.
“I have no problem or injury & fully fit but ACBofficials pulled me out of the squad by force without any consultation, ” read the tweet.
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