Pakistan opener Ahmad Shehzad faces suspension after failing dope test.
Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB) followed by independently conducted examination confirmed tests positive for banned substance use.
Shehzad is given time until July 17 to submit response against charges. And week’s time to decide whether to give B sample test or not.
Prior, the PCB had stated in a tweet that it will issue a charge sheet to the opener after Shehzad tested positive proscribed supplement.
Further, reports are in process of re-checking and for the purpose had been sent to India.
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, 2018
The PCB a month ago affirmed, without naming anybody that a player’s test had been found positive amid domestic cricket league.
“A player has reportedly tested positive for a prohibited substance. But under ICC rules PCB cannot name the player or charge-sheet him until the chemical report is CONFIRMED by the Anti-Dope Agency of the government. We should have an answer in a day or two,” PCB had tweeted on June 20.
Shehzad, 26, has attempted to nail down a place in the Pakistan squad lately however played in the two-T20 matches, in series held in Scotland last month, where he scored a consolidated 38 runs, as Pakistan secured the series.