Shehzad fails dope test

Shehzad was the leading run-getter in the Pakistan Cup during which he was tested

Shehzad was the leading run-getter in the Pakistan Cup during which he was tested

While the dope test has come back positive, the report from the laboratory that tested the player's blood sample has yet to be confirmed by Pakistan's anti-doping department.

KARACHI: Pakistan opener Ahmad Shahzad has tested positive for a prohibited substance, Geo News reported on Wednesday.

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Controversial Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad is in the news again and this time he has reportedly failed a dope test and could face a minimum three-month suspension. What are the ICC rules? "A player has reportedly tested positive for a prohibited substance", the tweet said. Cricbuzz has learnt that the 26-year-old was tested during the Pakistan Cup, the country's domestic five-team one-day tournament, held from April 19 to May 1. The PCB is awaiting the results of that test, saying it would be available in the next day or so.

Without unveiling cricketer's name, PCB confirmed that a player could not clear the dope test. Shehzad played for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the tournament, collecting 372 runs at an average of 74.40.

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Leg-spinner Yasir Shah was also banned for three months when he committed a similar offence in November 2015.

Meanwhile, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is yet to consider their action against Shehzad. Shehzad had scored 14 and 24 runs in his last matches against Scotland.

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