Published: Thu, June 21, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

What are ICC rules regarding doping in cricket?

What are ICC rules regarding doping in cricket?

Shehzad has been in and out of the Pakistan national team since the end of the World Twenty20 in 2016 in India where the team was eliminated in the league stages.

Pakistani journalists posted the same a little while ago on Twitter and said that Shahzad has tested positive for a dope test and that the same has been confirmed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). As per reports in Geo News, the batsman was tested during the Pakistan Cup.

Sources add that Shahzad has the option to undergo a second dope test.

Ahmed Shehzad, the 26-year-old Pakistan cricketer, has reportedly failed a dope Test and risks facing a three-month suspension from the game.

Sources informed that Shehzad's test was taken during a recent domestic cricket tournament. Shehzad played for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the tournament, collecting 372 runs at an average of 74.40.

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PCB had heard the news during a meeting for the selection of Pakistan squad for the upcoming Zimbabwe tour.

"But under ICC rules, PCB can not name the player or chargesheet him until the chemical report is CONFIRMED by the Anti-Dope Agency of the government".

The opener, who is struggling to hit form, may be banned for three months or more if he is found guilty of doping violations, according to PCB's sources. Despite playing well on home turf, he failed to star with the willow in the series against Scotland as he scored just 38 runs in the two-match series.

The PCB confirmed the development in a tweet but refrained from identifying the player.

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