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Yasir Shah provisionally suspended after anti-doping rule violation

ICC suspends Yasir Shah after failing doping test
Yasir Shah's sample contained 'chlortalidone' which is prohibited under section 5 of the WADA Prohibited List.
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Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been provisionally suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after being charged with a violation of the anti-doping rule.  

A test conducted on the sample taken from Shah was found to contain chlortalidone, which is a prohibited substance under section five of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) prohibited list.

In a media release the ICC confirmed that Shah has been suspended provisionally as per the ICC Anti-Doping code and a disciplinary process will be conducted.

“The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that Pakistan’s bowler Yasir Shah has been charged with an anti-doping rule violation under the ICC Anti-Doping Code,” said the ICC media release.

“The sample Yasir provided in an in-competition test, which was conducted on 13 November 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.

“The matter will now be dealt with in accordance with the process set down in the Code, and until such time as the process is resolved, the ICC will make no further comment on this matter.”

Earlier in 2006, Pakistan fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif were tested positive for a banned performance-enhancing drug.

Akhtar was banned for two years while Asif was handed a one-year ban but both of them were acquitted by a review committee after an appeal.

In May 2015, Pakistan left-arm spinner Raza Hasan was suspended for two years after testing positive for a prohibited substance.

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