PCB provisionally banned Ahmed Shehzad for dope test failure

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Lahore: PCB provisionally suspended Ahmed Shehzad after he failed to clear his dope test.

Ahmed Shehzad provisionally banned by PCB due to the positive dope test result. PCB released a statement that he had been given deadline till 18 July to decide that whether he want to give the Sample B test by 27 July. The board also provisionally suspended him till the outcome of the alleged charges.

PCB requested the Anti-Doping Agency of Pakistan to create an Independent Review Board. However, the board will give their finding on whether a valid Therapeutic Use Exemption existed.


The PCB a month ago affirmed, without naming anybody that a player’s test had been found positive amid domestic cricket league.

Ahmed 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.

Ahmed Shehzad did not show any response on the issue but could face a ban of up to two years if fail to satisfy the board with his answer.

In the past, fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Shoaib Akhtar were caught using banned drugs. However, they later reprieved after a tribunal set aside their drug tests.

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