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Afghanistan’s Shahzad fined after playing for Pakistan club

KABUL: Trouble-prone Afghanistan wicket-keeper Mohammad Shahzad has been fined after he was caught playing for a Pakistani cricket club without permission, an Afghan official said on 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 Afghan border. "The 30-year-old went to Pakistan after Afghanistan returned from Zimbabwe last month following their qualification for the 2019 World Cup," Lutfullah…

Afghanistan star Shahzad fails drugs test

DUBAI: Afghanistan's big-hitting batsman Mohammad Shahzad has tested positive for the banned substance Clenbuterol and will be suspended, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday. The 29-year-old wicket-keeper, a key player in the team's charge towards potential Test match status, returned a positive test in an out-of-competition test conducted on January 17 at the ICC Academy in Dubai. "The ICC today announced that Afghanistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has been charged with an anti-doping…