The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has banned cricketer Ahmad Shahzad for four months following his violating of the board’s anti-doping rules, a press release said on Friday.
The ban will be effective from July 10, 2018.
According to the PCB, Shahzad was charged with two anti-doping violations for the presence of a prohibited substance in his sample.
“Ahmad accepts that he has committed the violations of the PCB Rules, but had no intent to cheat or enhance his performance. Pursuant to a request from Ahmad, agreed Sanctions under Article 8.6 of the PCB Rules have been reached,” said the press release.
In addition to the ban, Shahzad will also deliver lectures on anti-doping as part of his rehabilitation.
Chairman PCB, Ehsan Mani commenting on the matter said that “PCB has a zero-tolerance policy towards doping in cricket and hopes that in future cricketers will exercise utmost care to ensure that no Prohibited Substances enter their system”.