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Mohammad Shahzad fails drugs test
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Mohammad Shahzad fails drugs test

Afghanistan's big-hitting batsman Mohammad Shahzad has tested positive for the banned substance Clenbuterol and will be suspended, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Thursday.


"The ICC today announced that Afghanistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has been charged with an anti-doping rule violation under the ICC Anti-Doping Code," said a statement from the governing body in Dubai.


"The sample Shahzad provided in an out-of-competition test, which was conducted on January 17, 2017 at the ICC Academy in Dubai and analysed at the WADA-accredited laboratory in Salt Lake City, was found to contain the presence of Clenbuterol, a prohibited substance."