Afghan cricketer in trouble for playing in Pakistan
Trouble-prone Afghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad has been fined after he was caught playing for a Pakistani cricket club without permission. Shahzad has been ordered to pay 300,000 Afghanis (about Dh15,700) and return to Afghanistan after taking part in a local tournament in Peshawar, a Pakistani city near the Afghan border. Shahzad, 30, went to Pakistan after Afghanistan returned from Zimbabwe last month following their qualification for the 2019 World Cup, Lutfullah Stanikzai, head of media and marketing for the Afghanistan Cricket Board said. Rules require players to obtain a “no objection certificate” if they want to play matches other than those approved by the ACB.