KARACHI: Pakistani opener Ahmed Shehzad tested positive for doping on Wednesday, NewsOne reported.
According to details, Shehzad’s test was taken during a recent domestic cricket tournament.
Shehzad can face a ban of at least three months from international cricket for violating the anti-doping laws.
However under ICC rules PCB cannot name the player or charge him until the chemical report is confirmed by the Anti-Doping Agency.
Reports state that Ahmed Shehzad has tested positive for a prohibited substance. However under ICC rules PCB cannot name the player or charge him until the chemical report is confirmed by the Anti-Doping Agency #Cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 20, 2018
It has also learnt that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to not consider Shehzad for upcoming series against Zimbabwe.
In 2015, Pakistan legspinner Yasir Shah faced three-month suspension by the ICC after he pleaded guilty to breaching the ICC’s Anti-Doping Code that relates to the presence of a banned substance in a player’s sample.