Ahmed Shehzad to be Charged by PCB Following Positive Dope Test

Ruben Hill
July 10, 2018

Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad has been suspended and charged by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after an independent review confirmed that he tested positive for a banned substance. Cricketer Ahmed Shehzad has tested positive for a banned substance.

"Independent Review Board report on doping case has been received by PCB".

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. "PCB will issue charge sheet today", the governing body said on its verified Twitter account.

In fact, the report was received by PCB on Tuesday.

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. But under ICC rules PCB can not name the player or charge-sheet him until the chemical report is confirmed by the Anti-Dope Agency of the government.

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. A player has reportedly tested positive for a prohibited substance. The issuance of the notice comes over two months after the test but Shehzad now has 14 days to respond.

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

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