By Atiya Riffat
Pakistani opener Ahmed Shehzad tested positive for doping, a few reports in the media said on Wednesday.
As indicated by reports, dope trial of Shehzad has come positive for utilization of denied substance after he was tested amid domestic cricket season.
Senior games journalist Saleem Khaliq broke the news via his official Twitter account.
Columnist Zainab Abbas said that Shehzad was tested positive for utilization of Marijuana.
Shehzad can confront a ban of no less than three months from global cricket for breaking the anti-doping laws. The opener, however, reserves the chance to give second sample test.
Sources confirmed that Shehzad’s test was taken amid an ongoing domestic cricket tournament.
In a media articulation, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) did not name Shahzad, nonetheless, affirmed that a player was tested positive for a disallowed substance. “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 said.
It is found out that the PCB has chosen to not think about Shehzad for selection for the upcoming visit. In the mean time, Muhammad Hafeez and Shan Masood have turned out to be solid contenders for the opening space.
Reports expressed that the experts gave the tragic news in a meeting held between selection committee and Head Coach Mickey Arthur while examining the likely squad for Zimbabwe visit.
It included that World Anti-Doping Agency will choose activity against the Pakistani opener. Shahzad had scored 14 and 24 runs in his last matches against Scotland.