Lahore, Jan 7: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday said it will appeal against leg-spinner Yasir Shah's provisiol suspension for an anti-doping code violation, adding he had taken his wife's blood pressure medicines by mistake.
The 29-year-old tested positive for a banned substance after undergoing a random test during Pakistan's One-Day intertiol series against England in the United Arab Emirates in November.
“Yasir's wife coincidentally is a blood pressure patient and he mistakenly used her tablet without knowing that it contained a banned substance,” PCB chairman Shahryar Khan was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
Khan also stated that the board was confident that Shah did not do it intentiolly.
"We are confident that he didn't do it intentiolly. He is a very ive guy and took that medicine out of ignorance," he said. "Yasir's family has high blood pressure problem and his uncles have suffered strokes and heart attacks due to it. He gets similar fears so whenever he suffers from high blood pressure he takes some tablets.” IANS