PCB to charge Ahmed Shahzad over positive dope test

Shehzad has been found guilty of taking a banned substance.

Ahmed Shehzad (ICC)

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday, July 10 announced that the right-hand batsman Ahmed Shahzad has been tested positive for dopping a banned substance. The board also made it clear that a charge will be laid down 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.

The PCB made the development public through their Twitter account. The tweet read, "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,"

Shahzad has long lost favours in the Tests and was dropped from the ODI side before failing to nail down the spot in the T20I side as well. He joins the list of Pakistani Cricketers, including Shoaib Akhtar, Muhammad Asif, Abdul Rehman and Reza Hasan, to have been tested positive in dope tests. 

(Inputs from Reuters)

By Kashish Chadha - 10 Jul, 2018

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