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ICC suspends Pakistan's Yasir Shah for failing dope test

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Lahore , Feb 7: The Intertiol Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday suspended Pakistan bowler Yasir Shah from all cricket-related activities for three months after he pleaded guilty to breaching its Anti-Doping Code.

Shah had provided a urine sample as part of the ICC's random in-competition testing programme after the conclusion of the One Day Intertiol between England and Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on November 13 last year.

His sample was tested thereafter and it was found to contain chlortalidone which is classified as a "specified substance" under World Anti Doping Agency's (WADA) prohibited list.

Shah admitted the violation and a three-month suspension has been imposed on him which started on December 27, 2015 and will end on March 27.

“Today’s announcement reinforces ICC’s zero-tolerance approach to doping, and reminds all intertiol cricketers that they remain persolly responsible for ensuring that anything they eat, drink or put into their bodies does not result in an anti-doping rule violation,” Geoff Allardice, general mager for cricket, said in a statement. IANS

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