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Pakistan Cricket Board looking into Shehzad-Dilshan religious chat

Associated Press
Sep 04, 2014 at 01:51pm IST

Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board is investigating religious comments by batsman Ahmed Shehzad to Sri Lanka player Tillakaratne Dilshan after their one-day international last Saturday.

While the players were walking back to the dressing room, 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."

Pakistan Cricket Board looking into Shehzad-Dilshan religious chat

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." (Getty Images)

PCB general manager media Agha Akbar says Shehzad told the board it was a "personal chat with Dilshan," and the board is still investigating the matter.

Pakistan lost the match by seven wickets, and the series 2-1.

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