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ICC imposes one-year ban on cricketer for doping violation

The wicketkeeper-batsman had inadvertently ingested the prohibited substance, as a contaminant of a weight loss product he was taking, Hydroxycut. The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has been suspended from all cricket-related activities for twelve months after pleading guilty to breaching Article 2.1 of the ICC Anti-Doping Code. Mr Shahzad…

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Setback for PSL: West Indies player gets one-year ban

DUBAI: West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has been given a one-year ban after being found guilty of a doping whereabouts violation in his native Jamaica. His suspension comes into effect from 31 January. Russell, 28, failed to file his whereabouts on three occasions in 2015 – akin to a failed drugs test under World Anti‑Doping…

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Yasir Shah suspended for doping

DUBAI: Pakistan’s leg-spinner Yasir Shah was on Sunday provisionally suspended for failing a dope test by the International Cricket Council (ICC). “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 found to contain the…

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