Aftab Alam Faces One Year Suspension
Aftab Alam faces a one-year suspension from the national and international Cricket for violating the code of conduct at the 2019 World Cup. His national contract is also suspended for one year. The decision was made after an investigation by the Cricket Council’s Disciplinary Committee for Afghanistan. Following a decision was taken at the council’s annual general meeting in Kabul last week.
Alam was removed from the Group of the World Cup in Afghanistan in “exceptional circumstances” as announced by the ICC on 27 June. It later emerged that he had been sent home following allegations of wrongdoing with a woman at the team hotel in Southampton. Alam played his last match on June 22 in Afghanistan’s 11-game defeat by India in Southampton. The alleged incident of misconduct is alleged to have taken place.
Head coach Phil Simmons suspended him for two games for not attend a meeting of the ICC’s anti-corruption. It later emerged that Alam was in London with a family member. And had not returned to the hotel until later in the day. The 26-year-old also got into trouble during the match between the Indians and Pakistan. When he showed up for the match unexpectedly and requested VIP access for himself and his friends. Using his player’s accreditation card, he went to one of the reception rooms and refused to leave.