Ahmad Shahzad fails doping test

Shehzad fails dope test

Ahmed Shehzad

As per the rules, the opening batsman is set to be suspended from global cricket for a period of three months.

Pakistan cricketer Ahmed Shehzad has been, reportedly, tested positive for use of a prohibited substance.

"But under ICC rules, PCB can not name the player or chargesheet him until the chemical report is CONFIRMED by the Anti-Dope Agency of the government". The PCB source said that as per the WADA and ICC anti-doping regulations, random dope tests were carried out regularly in domestic cricket as well.

According to a report on cricbuzz, Shehzad, who recently played for Pakistan in the Twenty20 series against Scotland, was tested during the Pakistan Cup where he played for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

According to sources privy to the matter, the 26-year-old cricketer from Lahore has failed the dope test, which may result in his immediate suspension.

In a press statement, PCB said "a player has reportedly tested positive for a prohibited substance".

PCB had heard the news during a meeting for the selection of Pakistan squad for the upcoming Zimbabwe tour.

It was learned that the PCB has made a decision to not consider Shahzad for selection for the upcoming tour. Sources close to Geo News have known that World Anti-Doping Agency has been informed and is expected to take an action.

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