Pakistan board demands answers from Shehzad for violating terms of doping suspension

Waseem Ahmed 15:07 20/10/2018
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Ahmed Shehzad is in trouble once again.

Batsman Ahmed Shehzad has been served a show cause notice by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for violating the terms of his doping-offence sanctions.

The Pakistan batsman had been handed a four-month backdated ban by the PCB in July this year for failing a dope test.

Shehzad had entered an “Agreed Sanctions Agreement’ with the PCB after being found guilty of the offence with his ban set to run until November 11, 2018.

The right-hander was suspended from playing any form of competitive cricket in his four-month ban. However, Shehzad’s social media updates revealed that he played seven matches for Lahore’s Muslim Gymkhana club in a span of 12 days.

The PCB has asked the 26-year-old to explain why proceedings should not be initiated against him for violating the terms of the agreement.

Shehzad has until October 25 to respond to PCB’s show-cause notice.

The top-order batsman’s last appearance in a Pakistan shirt came in July this year during the T20I series against Scotland.

His name had been added to the roster for Pakistan Super League (PSL) season four earlier this month after not being included initially due to the then ongoing doping investigation against him.

The Lahore-born batsman has so far played 13 Tests, 81 ODIs and 57 T20s for Pakistan. His last Test appearance for Pakistan came in April, 2017 against the West Indies while he has not featured for the ODI side since the series against Sri Lanka in October last year.

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