Shahzad threat­ens to quit cricket after WC axe

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Mo­ham­mad Shahzad has threat­ened to quit cricket after be­ing de­clared un­fit for the rest of the World Cup by the Afghanista­n Cricket Board (ACB). The 32-year-old said med­i­cal ad­vice he had re­ceived said he would have been fit to play in a few of days after hav­ing his knee drained. “If they don’t want me to play, I will quit cricket,”

Shahzad told lo­cal me­dia. “I don’t see my­self play­ing any­more. If they

(ACB) have a prob­lem, they should let me know. I went to a doc­tor in London and he said that I could play after rest­ing for two-three days.

I was re­moved from the

2015 World Cup and now this one as well.

My heart isn’t in cricket any­more.”

Mean­while, ACB chief ex­ec­u­tive Asadul­lah Khan said that the team’s pri­or­ity was pick­ing match-fit play­ers.

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