PCB extends Ahmad Shahzad ban to another six weeks

PCB extends Ahmad Shahzad ban to another six weeks

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has extended suspended cricketer Ahmad Shahzad's ban by another six weeks for violating the terms of the Agreed Sanction Agreement entered into with the PCB and the PCB Anti-Doping Rules by playing cricket whilst serving a period of ineligibility. His ban was ending on Nov 11 earlier.

Ahmad in breach of the agreed sanction agreement played seven club matches of a local cricket club, Muslim Gymkhana last month on which PCB issued a show-cause notice to the cricketer to explain why proceedings should not be initiated against him, said a spokesman of the PCB here on Friday.

"In response to the show-cause, Ahmad explained that he was invited to the club and in order to encourage the young club cricketers he participated in the matches. He expressed his regrets for committing the mistake and promised to be careful in future," he added.

The PCB, not satisfied with the explanation of the cricketer, extended his ban to another six weeks, said the spokesman.

Ahmad was banned for four months effective from July 10, 2018 by the PCB for violating the Board’s Anti-Doping Rules.

He was provisionally suspended and was issued a Notice of Charge by PCB on July 10 2018 for the presence of a Prohibited Substance in his Sample which was collected through an In-Competition doping test during the Pakistan Cup 2018.He was charged with two anti-doping violations of the PCB Anti-Doping Rules 2016 (PCB Rules).