ICC suspends Yasir Shah after positive dope test

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday announced that Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah has been charged with an anti-doping rule violation under the ICC Anti-Doping Code.

The sample Yasir provided in an in-competition test, which was conducted on Nov 13, 2015, was found to contain the presence of chlortalidone – a prohibited substance which appears in Section 5 of the WADA Prohibited List (in the category of Specified Substances).

In accordance with the ICC Anti-Doping Code, pending the outcome of the disciplinary process, Yasir has been provisionally suspended, read a statement by the ICC.

The matter will now be dealt with in accordance with the process set down in the code, the statement added.

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