Ahmed Shehzad charged by PCB over positive dope test

first_imgThe Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)on Tuesday said that batsman Ahmed Shehzad has tested positive for a banned substance. The board also announced that it will charge the 26-year-old later in the day.The PCB announced in June that a player had failed a doping test but refused to reveal the name of the team member or the charges they faced until a chemical report was completed, as per the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) regulations.”Independent Review Board Report on doping case has been received by PCB. Cricketer Ahmed Shehzad has tested positive for a banned substance. PCB will issue charge sheet today,” the governing body said on its verified Twitter account.Independent Review Board Report on doping case has been received by PCB. Cricketer Ahmad Shahzad has tested positive for a banned substance. PCB will issue charge sheet today.PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) July 10, 2018Shehzad has struggled to nail down a place in the Pakistan squad in recent years but played in the two-match Twenty20 series at Scotland in June, where he scored a combined 38 runs as the visitors recorded commanding victories.In February 2016, the ICC had banned Pakistan’s leg-spinner Yasir Shah for three months after he had failed a dope test and pleaded guilty to the charge.In the past, Pakistan cricketers including Shoaib Akhtar, Muhammad Asif, Abdul Rehman and Reza Hasan have also tested positive in dope tests.(With Reuters inputs)last_img