Daily Mail UK – Afghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad has been banned for 12 months after inadvertently ingesting a prohibited substance, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed.

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  • Afghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad has been banned for 12 months after inadvertently ingesting a prohibited substance, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed.
  • The 29-year-old underwent an out-of-competition test in Dubai in January and his sample was found to contain clenbuterol, classified as a non-specified substance under the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Prohibited List.
  • Shahzad pleaded guilty to the violation and the ICC accepted he had ‘inadvertently ingested the substance as a contaminant of a weight loss product he was taking, Hydroxycut’, the governing body said in a statement.
  • ‘Today’s announcement…
  • ‘It further serves as a reminder to all international cricketers of the dangers and risks associated with taking supplements.


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