Lahore – Pakistani batsman Ahmed Shehzad has been banned for 4 months over a failed drug take a look at, government stated on Friday, after he pleaded accountable to violating anti-doping regulations.
Shehzad “has been banned for 4 months efficient from 10th July 2018… for violating the board’s anti-doping regulations”, the PCB stated in a remark.
He “accepts that he has dedicated the violations of the PCB regulations, however had no intent to cheat or toughen his efficiency”, it added.
Government didn’t establish the substance over which Shehzad used to be banned.
“I inadvertently ate up a medication which as an skilled cricketer I must have kept away from,” Shehzad stated on Twitter after the verdict used to be introduced.
“This can be a lesson for me… and I’m hoping to make a robust comeback from right here.”
The correct-handed opener, who used to be suspended in July over the failed take a look at, may even ship anti-doping lectures “as part of his rehabilitation procedure”, the PCB stated.
The Lahore-born Shehzad performed 13 Exams, 81 one-day internationals and 57 T20s for Pakistan, however has failed to provoke selectors lately.
His remaining look for Pakistan used to be in a T20 in opposition to Scotland in June.