Pakistan batsman and young talent, Ahmed Shehzad could face severe consequences. He has passed religious comments against Sri Lankan cricketer Tillekaratne Dilshan at the end of the third game between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Dambulla on the 31st of August.
According to the reports from the Associated Press, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Shahryar Khan has exclaimed that Shehzad had breached his central contract which would bring upon him action from the Board. The board still has not constituted a three-member committee to investigate into the issue to find Shehzad’s guilt in this matter.
Shehzad has breached the central contract in which it is clearly written that you are not allowed to make any religious or political comments or discussion with others. There can be a disciplinary action taken against him, this is what the PCB chief quoted as saying in Karachi.
Shehzad was recorded as saying to Dilshan, if you are a non-Muslim and you turn Muslim, no matter whatever you do in your life, straight to heaven. Dilshan’s reply was not audible enough, but Shehzad was heard adding the few more words by saying then be ready for the fire.
Still an official complaint has not been lodged by Sri Lanka Cricket or the match officials over this issue, Shehzad apparently told the PCB officials that to him the chat was nothing more than a personal discussion between him and Dilshan.
He doesn’t even remember what he has said to him. Dilshan was quoted as saying when asked about his views on the issue, he said that he have no issues at all. He was just quite happy with the win at the time.