PCB to Charge Ahmed Shehzad for Failing Dope Test

Annette Crawford
July 11, 2018

File image of Ahmed Shehzad.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will charge Ahmed Shehzad after the batsman failed the dope test.

Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad could be banned from cricket for up to four years after failing a drug test conducted during a domestic tournament in April, the country's cricket authorities confirmed on Tuesday.

Shehzad can request for his B sample (taken at the time as his A sample) to be tested, and if that test does not confirm a positive result then his suspension would be lifted with immediate effect.

"Pakistan government's anti-doping agency review board wanted to be very careful and double check because a senior player was involved, hence it asked an Indian lab to re-check tests", a PCB had source said. "PCB will issue charge sheet today", the governing body said on its verified Twitter account. Cricketer Ahmad Shahzad has tested positive for a banned substance.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Cricket Board had revealed earlier that a player is tested positive for the doping test.

Once he has received the notice, Shehzad stands provisionally suspended and can not play - or be involved in any capacity - in worldwide matches, and games organised by any national cricket board or its affiliated members. We should have an answer in a day or two. A player has reportedly tested positive for a prohibited substance.

Shehzad lost his Test place following Pakistan's tour to the West Indies in mid-2017 and has not played a one day global since last October.

Since making his Test debut in 2013, he has scored 983 runs in 13 matches.

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