The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has restricted opener Ahmed Shehzad for four months from July 10, 2018, the day he was issued a Notice of Charge and temporarily suspended from taking an interest in all types of cricket – for utilization of a “precluded substance”. The antedated boycott implies Shehzad will profit to cricket for November 11, 2018.
“A four (04) month period of ineligibility, commencing from the date of his Provisional Suspension, i.e. 10th July 2018, has been imposed on Shehzad,” a PCB release said on Friday (October 5). “Additionally, as a part of his rehabilitation process Ahmad shall also deliver lectures on anti-doping to such audiences and at such places as the PCB may require.”
As indicated by the discharge, the 26-year-old has acknowledged that he disregarded the PCB’s principles. The discharge expresses that he “had no intent to cheat or enhance his performance”. Shehzad had experienced an in-rivalry dope test amid the Pakistan Cup, the nation’s five-group one-day competition, and his pee test was gathered on May 3.
Shehzad’s example was sent to a WADA-certify research facility for investigation, which affirmed the nearness of a precluded substance in the report that PCB got on June 11. Notwithstanding that, Shehzad played in the two T20Is against Scotland on June 12 and 13. He was dropped from the T20I squad for the triangular arrangement against Australia and Zimbabwe simply after the reports of dope test flowed in the media.
When Shehzad’s example was taken, the board asked for the Anti-Doping Agency of Pakistan to comprise an Independent Review Board on June 12 and looked for discoveries on whether a substantial “Therapeutic Use Exemption existed and/or whether there had been a departure from the international standards of testing”.
The PCB articulation cited board director Ehsan Mani say, “PCB has a zero tolerance policy towards doping in cricket and hopes that in future cricketers will exercise utmost care to ensure that no Prohibited Substances enter their system.”
Shehzad wore Pakistan hues without precedent for 2009 against Australia in the UAE. From that point forward, he has shown up. He has of late been out of support in ODIs and Tests. He was sidelined for the entire Champions Trophy a year ago in England after a 22-ball 12 against India in Pakistan’s first gathering match. In any case, the right-gave batsman returned for Pakistan’s next one-day task in the UAE against Sri Lanka. In the two matches he played, he enlisted a 12-ball duck and 8 off 17. He was then dropped for the one-day leg of Pakistan’s voyage through New Zealand.
Shehzad, who midpoints 40.91 in Tests, last wore whites for Pakistan in April 2017 amid Pakistan’s voyage through West Indies. He last scored a Test century in November 2014 against New Zealand. He scored 176 preceding he was out hit-wicket off a Corey Anderson bouncer that hit him in the head protector and stunned him.
His numbers were less than impressive amid the ongoing PSL version as he oversaw just 173 keeps running in nine innings at an irrelevant normal of 19.22. He was gotten by new contestants Multan Sultans, who alongside Lahore Qalandars neglected to meet all requirements for the play-offs, in the last round of the Gold classification in the wake of being discharged by the finalists of the initial two versions, Quetta Gladiators.