Aftab Alam sent back for disciplinary violation, to be replaced by Sayed Ahmad Shirzad

Fast bowler Aftab Alam has been sent back from England following his breach of ICC's disciplinary code of conduct. He will be replaced by Pacer Said Ahmad Sherzad who was in the reserved players list in Afghanistan's World Cup squad. Sherzad will travel to England tomorrow and his inclusion is approved by ICC's Event Technical Committee (ETC)

The decision to send Alam back from England has been taken under exceptional circumstances taking into account both ICC and ACB's code of conduct rules and regulations. The decision stops Alam from further participating in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as he will be under investigation by ACB for the alleged misconduct off the field.