Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad charged with breaching anti-doping code by ICC

PTI, Apr, 13 2017

Dubai: The International Cricket Council on Thursday announced that Afghanistan's wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has been charged with an anti-doping rule violation under the ICC Anti-Doping Code.

File photo of Mohammad Shahzad. Getty Images

File photo of Mohammad Shahzad. Getty Images

The sample Shahzad provided in an out-of-competition test, which was conducted on January 17 at the ICC Academy here and analysed at the WADA-accredited laboratory in Salt Lake City, was found to contain Clenbuterol, a prohibited substance which appears in Section 1.2 of the WADA Prohibited List (in the category of other anabolic agents).

"In accordance with the ICC Anti-Doping Code, pending the outcome of the disciplinary process, Shahzad will be provisionally suspended, with such suspension coming into effect on 26 April 2017, unless he exercises his right to challenge the imposition of the provisional suspension before such date," the ICC said in a statement.

The matter will now be dealt with in accordance with the process set down in the code, and until such time as the process is resolved, the ICC said it will make no further comment on this matter.

Within five days from the date of the notice of the charge, Shahzad has the right to request that his B sample is analysed.

Within 12 days from the date of the notice of charge, Shahzad can challenge the imposition of the provisional suspension at a provisional hearing, in which case the provisional suspension will not be imposed until the challenge is determined.

If Shahzad decides not to exercise his right to challenge the imposition of the provisional suspension within the 12-day deadline, his provisional suspension will immediately commence on 26 April.

Shahzad has to respond to the charge within 14 days. If he fails to do so, he will be deemed to have waived his entitlement to a hearing and admitted to having committed the anti-doping rule violation.

Published Date: Apr 13, 2017 | Updated Date: Apr 13, 2017



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115