Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that Pakistani opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad has been tested positive in a recent dope test.
The PCB tweeted on Tuesday, “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.”
Shehzad has been issued a notice of charge. The issuance of the notice comes over two months after the test but Shehzad now has 14 days to respond.
Shehzad originally underwent a random dope test in Faisalabad during the 50-over Pakistan Cup in the last week of April, but news of a positive test emerged through media reports on June 20.
Once he has received the notice, Shehzad stands provisionally suspended and cannot play — or be involved in any capacity — in international matches, and games organised by any national cricket board or its affiliated members.
Shehzad can request for his B sample (taken at the time as his A sample) to be tested, and if that test does not confirm a positive result then his suspension would be lifted with immediate effect.
He can also request for a hearing before an anti-doping tribunal through a written application that must be received by the anti-doping manager within 14 days. News Desk