Ahmed Shahzad pounced on Sri Lankan player Tillakarante Dishan and asked him to convert to Islam and enter paradise or be prepared for hellfire. Shahzad’s actions were immature and intrusive. The cricket board should take strict notice of this incident. Cricket players from other countries already avoid coming to Pakistan for matches due to the imminent security threats. Such incidents that involved Shahzad could be taken seriously by the international community which could be detrimental for cricket in Pakistan.


United Kingdom, September 6.