Ahmad Shehzad to Get Charged by PCB for Doping

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is all set to issue charge sheet to Ahmad Shahzad for testing positive for the use of a prohibited substance.

PCB had earlier delayed the proceedings by stating that they wanted to further get the results verified by an Independent Review Board. Now that the Review Board’s report has been received by the cricket’s regulatory body in Pakistan, PCB has finally named the player publicly for the first time.

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.

Ahmad Shahzad’s sample was taken during the Pakistan Cup in April for which PCB received the results at the start of June.


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While PCB was reluctant to share the details of the development, media pressure forced the authority to tweet about the player on June 20. However, the name of the player in question was not disclosed until the confirmation from the country’s anti-doping agency as per the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) protocols, while maintaining that the results will be made public in ‘a day or two’.

The delay has been attributed to ‘thorough checking of the lab results’  according to a PCB official. PCB is yet to make public the details of the substance found in the suspended cricketer’s samples. The cricketer may be suspended for a period of 4 years following the doping violation. However, it remains to be seen as to how long the player will be banned from all forms of cricket.

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