more-inThe International Cricket Council on Thursday suspended Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad for one year after he pleaded guilty for failing a dope test. “The wicketkeeper-batsman had inadvertently ingested the prohibited substance, as a contaminant of a weight loss product he was taking, Hydroxycut,” the ICC said in a statement. “Mr Shahzad had provided a urine sample as part of the ICC’s out-of-competition testing programme in Dubai, UAE, on 17 January 2017,” the ICC stated. “Mr Shahzad admitted the violation and a twelve-month suspension has been imposed, backdated to 17 January 2017, the date of his sample collection. Mr Shahzad will, therefore, be eligible to return to cricket on 17 January 2018,” the ICC said.

Source:   The Hindu
December 07, 2017 12:00 UTC