Afghanistan wicket-keeper Mohammad Shahzad charged under ICC’s Anti-Doping Code

Afghanistan's sensational wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has been charged with an anti-doping rule violation under the ICC Anti-Doping Code by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday.

The Test was conducted on Shahzad on 17 January 2017 at the ICC Academy in Dubai. It was analysed at the WADA-accredited laboratory in Salt Lake City. In the sample Clenbuterol, a Prohibited Substance under the Section 1.2 of the WADA Prohibited List was found to be present in his body.

As per the rules of ICC Anti-Doping code, the outcome of the results will lead to disciplinary action and Shahzad could be suspended from 26th April 2017. But he can exercise his right to challenge the imposition of the provisional suspension before such date.



Now, within 5 days of the notice of the charge, Shahzad has the right to request that his B sample is analysed. And within 12 days he 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 doesn't challenge the imposition of the provisional suspension within the 12-day deadline, his provisional suspension will immediately commence on 26 April 2017.

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