Mid-day – Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad was today provisionally suspended by the country’s Cricket Board (PCB) after issuing him a notice for failing a dope test in a domestic tournament in April-May.

Summary

  • Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad was today provisionally suspended by the country’s Cricket Board (PCB) after issuing him a notice for failing a dope test in a domestic tournament in April-May.
  • Shehzad reportedly failed the dope test after traces of marijuana were found in his urine sample taken in May during the Pakistan Cup in Faisalabad.
  • The independent board after reviewing the lab pack gave its finding to the board which then issued the notice of charge to the cricketer for failing the dope test.
  • Shehzad is not the first Pakistani cricketer to fail a dope test as in February 2016, the ICC had banned Pakistani leg-spinner,Yasir Shah for three months after he failed a dope test and pleaded guilty to the charge.
  • Shehzad, 26, who represented Pakistan in the recent T20 series in Scotland and has played 13 Tests, 81 ODIs and 57 T20 internationals, apparently has been told to submit his reply in 14 days time.


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