Pakistan's Ahmed Shehzad will not appeal against doping test report

Waseem Ahmed 16:00 20/07/2018
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Ahmed Shehzad will not appeal the result of his failed dope test.

Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad will not contest the findings of his dope test, according to a report by The Dawn.

The Pakistan opening batsman had recently tested positive for a drug test and was subsequently ignored for the limited-overs tour of Zimbabwe.

Shehzad had a deadline till July 19 to challenge the findings of the drug test but he has chosen not to do so. The 26-year-old did not request the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to test the ‘B’ sample according to the report.

The right-hander will not present his defence for the case in front of a tribunal on July 27, following which the PCB will recommend the length of punishment in keeping with the rules of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Shehzad could face a minimum suspension of three months.

Shehzad could face a minimum suspension of three months.

The PCB had filed a charge sheet against the batsman after he failed a drug test during a domestic cricket match in Faisalabad.

Shehzad could face a minimum ban of three months for his doping offence. The right-hander was a prominent member of Pakistan’s limited-overs setup prior to his doping offence.

He has played 13 Tests, 81 ODIs and 57 T20Is for Pakistan since making his debut in 2009. His last appearance in national colours came during Pakistan’s recent tour of the UK in a T20I against Scotland.

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