Ahmed Shehzad fails dope test

The 26-year-old tested positive for a prohibited substance

Ahmed Shehzad fails dope test PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad has tested positive for a dope test, which was taken during a domestic match.

As per Daily Express, the 26-year-old was involved in using a prohibited substance which led to his dope test turning out positive.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) also confirmed the report stating that the board will form a committee to look further into this matter despite declining to publically state the name of the cricketer involved.

Shehzad can be banned for at least three months for this offence under ICC anti-doping rules and regulations, bearing in mind that this is the first time he has violated the doping law.

The punishment can be increased to two years if the offence occurred for the second time, whereas a third offence in this regard results in a life ban.

Although Shehzad will be given a chance to explain his side of the story while also reserves the option of giving a second sample for testing.

It must be noted that leg-spinner Yasir Shah was also banned for three months when he committed a similar offence in November 2015.