Pakistani Batsman Ahmed Shehzad Fails Dope Test, Could Face 3 Months Suspension

| June 21 , 2018 , 15:37 IST

Pakistan opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad seems to be in trouble once again. Shehzad has reportedly failed the dope test, he could face 3 months ban. As per Geo News, the 26-year-old was tested during a domestic five-team one-day tournament. Shehzad still has an option of going through a second sample test.

He performed commendably well and scored 372 runs for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and guided his team towards victory. He struck three fifties and a ton in the tournament.

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PCB Media confirmed the news in a tweet which was retweeted by Chairman PCB Najam Sethi. The tweet reads, " 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."

This is not for the first time the batsmen have made headlines for a bad cause. Indiscipline and inconsistency have been a strong reason for Shehzad staying on the bench in most of the matches.

Shehzad made his Pakistan debut in 2009 against Australia in the UAE and has played 151 international matches.