Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad has failing a dope take a look at and will face a minimum three-month-long suspension. Cricbuzz has learnt that the 26-year-old was tested throughout the Pakistan Cup, the country’s domestic five-team one-day tournament, control from April nineteen to May Day.
Shehzad, United Nations agency contend for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that went on to win the tournament, was the very best run-getter – rating 372 runs at a lofty average of seventy four.40. He smitten 3 fifties and a century.
In a tweet, that was retweeted by the board chairman Najam Sethi, the PCB confirmed that a player had failing a dope take a look at. “A player has reportedly tested positive for a prohibited substance,” the tweet aforesaid.
“But underneath independent agency rules, PCB cannot name the player or chargesheet him till the chemical report is CONFIRMED by the Anti-Dope Agency of the govt. we must always have a solution in an exceedingly day or 2.”
This, however, won’t be the primary time Shehzad has created headlines for wrong reasons. once Pakistan’s abysmal 2016 World T20 campaign, then head coach Waqar Younis had suggested the PCB to drop him and Umar Akmal from the national facet and pushed them to require the long route through domestic performance to regain their spots.
After sitting on the bench throughout the archipelago series, Shehzad created it to Pakistan enjoying XI within the recently-concluded series against European nation as fictitious character Azam, United Nations agency opened with Fakhar in city, had a wrist joint fracture. Shehzad, however, didn’t impress as he managed solely thirty eight runs in 2 T20 internationals.
Shehzad has been out of favour in ODIs and Tests. He was benched for the entire Champions Trophy once a 22-ball twelve against Asian nation in Pakistan’s initial group-match. However, the right-handed ballplayer came back for Pakistan’s next one-day assignment within the UAE against Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. within the 2 matches he contend, he registered a 12-ball duck and eight off seventeen. He was then born for the one-day leg of Pakistan’s tour of latest Sjaelland.
Shehzad, United Nations agency averages forty.91 in Tests, last donned whites for Pakistan in April 2017 throughout Pakistan’s tour of archipelago. He last scored a take a look at century in November 2014 against New Sjaelland. He scored 176 before he was hit wicket off a Corey Anderson guard that hit him within the helmet and floored him.
His numbers were below par throughout the recent PSL edition as he managed solely 173 runs in 9 innings at a paltry average of nineteen.22. He was picked up by new entrants Multan Sultans, United Nations agency beside urban center Qalandars didn’t qualify for the play-offs, within the last spherical of the Gold class once being discharged by the finalists of the primary 2 editions Quetta Gladiators.
Due to a dip in kind, no different franchise showed any interest in Shehzad and once Sultans opted for him, it raised some eyebrows. “I grasp some eyebrows were raised once we picked him,” aforesaid Wasim Akram, Sultan’s team director. “I am planning to refer to him within the next number of days that he should play cricket with USA.”
Shehzad created his Pakistan debut in 2009 against Australia within the UAE and has created 151 international appearances.