First Report – Most Heinous Insult In Cricket History: Shehzad Censures T.M. Dilshan For Converting Into Buddhism
Update 1 – PCB investigating Shehzad’s religious remarks to DilshanUpdate 3 – Dilshan speaks about Ahmed Shahzad incident
The head of Pakistan’s cricket board said Friday that batsman Ahmed Shahzad could face disciplinary action over a religious spat with Sri Lankan opener Tillakaratne Dilshan.
Television footage showed Shahzad passing a religious remark at Dilshan after the third and final one-day international in Dambulla last week.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has set up a committee to look into the matter despite Sri Lanka Cricket and Dilshan not making an official complaint.
“Shahzad has breached the central contract in which it is clearly written that you will not involve in any religious spat with others so there can be disciplinary action against him,” PCB chief Shaharyar Khan told reporters.
After Sri Lanka notched a seven-wicket win to take the series 2-1 and the players were walking off the field, Shahzad was seen on TV footage 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 replied he doesn’t want to go there, to which Shahzad replied: “Then be ready for the fire.”