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Afghan wicketkeeper Shahzad fined after playing for Pakistan club

Kabul, Afghanistan: Trouble-prone Afghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad has been fined after he was caught playing for a Pakistani cricket club without permission, an Afghan official said Monday. Shahzad has been ordered to pay 300,000 Afghanis (about $4,400) and return to Afghanistan after taking part in a local tournament in Peshawar, a Pakistani city near the…

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Afghanistan thrash Windies to win World Cup qualifying final

Harare, Zimbabwe: Mohammad Shahzad starred as Afghanistan laid down a marker ahead of next year’s World Cup by romping to a seven-wicket thrashing of the West Indies in Sunday’s qualifying final in Harare. Leg-spin sensation Rashid Khan became the fastest bowler ever to reach 100 one-day international wickets as the Windies were bowled out for…

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Cricketer banned for two matches

Harare, March 7: Big-hitting Afghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad has been suspended for two matches, just three months after returning from a one-year doping ban, the ICC announced on Wednesday. The 30-year-old slammed his bat against the pitch next to the main wicket after being dismissed for 24 in Afghanistan’s two-run defeat by Zimbabwe in World…

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