Pakistan Leg-Spinner Yasir Shah Banned After Failing Doping Test. It is the Second drugs controversy to hit world cricket in a matter of weeks after Sri Lanka’s Kusal Perera sent home earlier this month from their tour of New Zealand after testing positive for steroids, Yasir Shah is the latest Cricketer to be Banned by ICC. The International Cricket Council (ICC) Yesterday(December 27) announced that Pakistan’s bowler Yasir Shah has been charged with an anti-doping rule violation under the ICC Anti-Doping Code. The ICC confirmed this decision through their official account on social micro-blogging site Twitter.
“Shah has been charged with an anti-doping rule violation on a sample he provided in an in-competition test,” an ICC statement announced.
“The test, conducted on 13 November 2015, was founded to contain the presence of chlortalidone, a Prohibited Substance which appears in Section 5 of the World Anti-Doping Agency list (in the category of Specified Substances). In accordance with the ICC Anti-Doping Code, pending the outcome of the disciplinary process, Yasir has been provisionally suspended,” said the ICC.
“In accordance with the ICC Anti-Doping Code, pending the outcome of the disciplinary process, Yasir Shah has been provisionally suspended,” 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 will make no further comment on this matter.
Yasir Shah has been key member of Pakistan in the recent times.
- He was the World’s second quickest bowler to reach 50 wickets mark in the Test Cricket, and afterwards he was the fastest to cross 75 wickets landmark in cricket history.
- He has picked 76 wickets in just 12 Test games while in ODI Career he could get only 16 wickets in 12 matches.
- In his Test career Yasir Shah got five wickets for four times while he got four distinction for six times.
- He has played 15 one-day internationals and two Twenty20s after making his debut in 2011.