November 21, 2019

Afghanistan bowler Aftab Alam handed one-year suspension

Afghanistan’s fast bowler, Aftab Alam, has received a one-year suspension from all national and international cricket. The suspension follows a violation of the code of conduct at the 2019 ICC World Cup.

Alam retired from the national team and was sent home during the World Cup in “exceptional circumstances,” as announced by the ICC on June 27.

It was later discovered that he was sent after allegations of bad behavior with a guest at the team’s hotel in Southampton.

It is said that the alleged incident of misconduct occurred on June 22, after Alam played his last game in which Afghanistan lost to India for 11 races.

This, however, was not the only case of misconduct on the part of the cricketer. Coach Phil Simmons also suspended him for two games for not being present at a meeting of the ICC anti-corruption unit on June 23.

The 26-year-old pacer also struggled during the India-Pakistan game at Old Trafford on June 16, when he showed up at the game without warning and had problems in one of the hospitality rooms.

The decision to suspend him came after an investigation by the disciplinary committee of the Afghan Cricket Board, following a decision made at the annual general meeting of the board in Kabul last week.

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