PCB to charge Ahmed Shehzad after failed dope test
Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad is set to be suspended and charge-sheeted by the Pakistan Cricket Board after an independent review confirmed that he tested positive for a banned substance.
The PCB tweeted on Tuesday that it will issue a charge sheet to the opener today after an independent review board report confirmed that Shehzad tested positive for a banned substance.
Earlier, the tests reports were sent to India for a re-check which caused a delay.
“Pakistan government’s anti-doping agency review board wanted to be very careful and double check because a senior player was involved, hence it asked an Indian lab to re-check tests,” a PCB source said.
The PCB last month confirmed, without naming anyone, that a player had failed the dope test conducted during a domestic tournament.
“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 struggled to nail down a place in the Pakistan squad in recent years but played in the two-match T20 series at Scotland in June, where he scored a combined 38 runs as the visitors recorded commanding victories.