Afghanistan pacer Aftab Alam has been handed a one-year ban by the ACB after he was found guilty of violating the disciplinary code of conduct during the 2019 World Cup. Alam, who played three matches in the tournament, was earlier sent back from the event under exceptional circumstances.
The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) Discipline Committee have banned Aftab Alam for one year from domestic and international cricket after the pacer was found guilty of breaching the disciplinary code of conduct during the 2019 World Cup. Alam played three matches for Afghanistan in the World Cup claiming four wickets, before being sent back home under "exceptional circumstances".
Despite clarifying later that Alam was sent back home for violating the disciplinary code of conduct, ACB refused to elaborate on the matter, not revealing what the breach exactly was. After getting sent back home from the World Cup, an enquiry was launched on the incident, resulting in Alam's one-year ban. This also means that Alam's contract with the ACB will remain suspended for the forthcoming year.
The 26-year-old pacer has represented Afghanistan in 27 ODIs, claiming 41 wickets, with his last appearance coming against India at Southampton, where he claimed the wicket of Hardik Pandya. Afghanistan cricket has been in disarray over the course of the last two months, with the management sacking long-term skipper Asghar Afghan.
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