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Prominent Pakistan cricketer tests positive for prohibited substance

The last Pakistan international to suffer that fate was Raza Hasan, who tested positive for cocaine in 2015, and was banned till 2017.

Reported by: IANS, Lahore [ Published on: June 21, 2018 18:03 IST ]
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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that a prominent cricketer has tested positive for a prohibited substance but refused to reveal the name as per International Cricket Council (ICC) rules.

"A player has reportedly tested positive for a prohibited substance. But under ICC rules PCB cannot name the player or charge sheet him until the chemical report is confirmed by the anti-dope agency of the government. We should have an answer in a day or two," the tweet read.

The PCB is awaiting the results of a blood sample from Pakistan's anti-doping department which will rubber stamp the doping although the test has come back positive. 

The test is understood to have taken place during the recent domestic 50-over tournament in Faisalabad, according to an espncricinfo report.

Depending on the nature of the prohibited substance, the player could face up to a two-year ban. 

The last Pakistan international to suffer that fate was Raza Hasan, who tested positive for cocaine in 2015, and was banned till 2017.

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