Pakistan opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad charged with ball-tampering

Pakistan opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad has found himself in trouble again as he has been charged with altering the condition of the ball in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy clash between Central Punjab and Sindh.

“Central Punjab captain Ahmed Shehzad has been charged for changing the condition of the ball as per the non-identification process. Decision tomorrow,” the brief media release by the PCB read.

The incident took place during the first innings of Sindh against Central Punjab at Iqbal Stadium Faisalabad on the second day of play between the two sides.

However, match referee Nadeem Arshad has summoned Shehzad but the decision is set to be announced on Friday.

This is not the first instance that 27-years-old player getting embroiled in disciplinary issues. In 2018, Pakistan Cricket Board has handed Ahmed Shehzad a four-month ban effective from July 10, 2018 for violating PCB’s anti-doping rules.

July 10 was the date when PCB provisionally suspended Shehzad as he tested positive for a prohibited substance after a random dope test was conducted during the Pakistan Cup domestic tournament.

Recently, the right-handed opening batsman was brutally trolled after he was failed to justify his place in the playing eleven in the T20Is series against Sri Lanka. Shehzad contributed just 13 runs off 16 balls as Pakistan lost the match as well as the series 2-0.

Shehzad, who has played in 13 Tests, 81 ODIs and 59 T20 Internationals, is likely to receive a fine of 50% of his match fees.

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