Yasir Shah Joins List of Pakistan Cricketers to Have Failed Dope Tests
Yasir Shah is not the first Pakistan cricketer to have failed a dope test in 2015. Earlier this year, another Pakistan spinner Raza Hasan was banned for two years after failing a dope test in national competition.
Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah was on Sunday charged with an anti-doping rule violation under the International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Doping Code. However, Shah isn't the first Pakistani cricketer to have failed a dope test. (Pakistan Leg-Spinner Yasir Shah Banned After Failing Doping Test)
"Shah has been charged with an anti-doping rule violation on a sample he provided in an in-competition test," an ICC statement announced. (Yasir Shah Believes England Batsmen Are Weak Against Spin)
"The test, conducted on 13 November 2015, was found to contain the presence of chlortalidone, a Prohibited Substance which appears in Section 5 of the World Anti-Doping Agency list (in the category of Specified Substances)." (Shane Warne Keen to Train With Pakistan Leg-Spin Sensation Yasir Shah)
Here is a list of Pakistan cricketers banned or suspended for doping:
November 1, 2006: Fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif were banned for two years and one year respectively after both were found guilty of using the banned anabolic steroid nandrolone. Both were absolved by a tribunal because the tests were conducted out of competition.
October 2, 2012: Left-arm spinner Abdul Rehman was banned for 12 weeks by the England and Wales Cricket Board under its anti-doping rules after testing positive for the recreational drug cannabis during his stint with Somerset county.
May 07, 2014: Kashif Siddiq was banned for two years for violating anti-doping rules.
May 25, 2015: Pakistan's spinner Raza Hasan banned for two years after failing a dope test in national competition.
Dec 27, 2015: The International Cricket Council provisionally suspended leg-spinner Yasir Shah on violating anti-doping rules.