LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), under its Anti-Doping Rules 2016, suspended cricketer Imran Butt for three months on Friday, pursuant to his request for an ‘agreed sanction’.
Imran Butt was provisionally suspended after a prohibited substance was found in the A Sample, collected from him during an in-competition doping test during the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2017, held in Islamabad.
He was charged with two anti-doping violations of the PCB Rules. Imran accepts that he has committed the violations, but not
intentionally and with no intent to cheat, said a spokesman for the PCB here.
The following ‘agreed sanction’ has been imposed on Imran Butt: “A period of ineligibility of three months shall be imposed. The period of provisional suspension will be credited against the total period of ineligibility, such that the period of ineligibility shall expire at midnight on February 6, 2018”.
PCB Chairman Najam Sethi emphasised that the “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 substance enters their bodies”.