Pakistan’s opener Ahmed Shehzad tested positive in a dope test. The test was conducted prior to the Scotland series, during Pakistan Cup.
Pakistan Cricket Board announced Ahmed Shehzad’s test result via a tweet on Wednesday, however they did not name the player in it.
A player has reportedly tested positive for a prohibited substance. But under ICC rules PCB cannot name the player or chargesheet 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 Media (@TheRealPCBMedia) June 20, 2018
The opening batsman has represented Pakistan in 13 Tests, 82 ODIs and 57 T20Is.
He face a ban of at least three months from international cricket for violating the anti-doping laws. However, under ICC rules PCB cannot charge him until the chemical report is confirmed by the Anti-Doping Agency.
However, Shehzad will be given full opportunity to defend himself before penalizing him for the act.