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PCB’s probe

Islamabad: Religious comments by Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad to Sri Lanka player Tillekaratne Dilshan after their one-day International last Saturday are being investigated by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

While the players were walking back to the dressing room in Dambulla, Sri Lanka, Shehzad was caught on camera telling 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, and Shehzad went on to say, “then be ready for the fire.”

Shehzad was summoned to PCB headquarters in Lahore on Wednesday, general manager media Agha Akbar said.

“Ahmed has informed the PCB that it was his personal chat with Dilshan, and there was nothing more to it,” Akbar said.

“What we understand is that no Sri Lanka Cricket official or our own manager lodged any complaint.”

However, Akbar said the PCB was still investigating the matter.


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