[caption id="attachment_721577" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-721577" alt="Ahmed Shehzad Pakistan drug doping ban" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Ahmed-Shehzad.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Ahmed Shehzad Getty Images (file photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/pakistan" target="_blank">Pakistan</a> opener <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ahmed-shehzad" target="_blank">Ahmed Shehzad</a> has failed a dope test and risks a minimum suspension of three to six months for violating the anti-doping laws. Shehzad, 26, who has played 13 Tests, 81 ODIs and 57 T20 Internationals, will face an inquiry committee formed by the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/pakistan-cricket-board" target="_blank">Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)</a>. "He has tested positive in the initial test but the process has to be completed before we can make any official statements," a reliable source in the board told <em>PTI</em>. <p></p> <p></p>The source confirmed Shehzad had tested positive for a dope test taken during the Pakistan Cup one-day tournament held in April-May in Faisalabad. PCB confirmed the development in a tweet but refrained from identifying the player. <p></p> <p></p>In February 2016, ICC had banned Pakistan's leg-spinner Yasir Shah for three months after he had failed a dope test and pleaded guilty to the charge. <p></p> <p></p>The PCB source said that as per the WADA and ICC anti-doping regulations, random dope tests were carried out regularly in domestic cricket as well. The board has a zero tolerance policy on this issue but at the same time it is fair to give a proper chance to the player to defend himself, he added. <p></p> <p></p>In the past, Pakistan cricketers including Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Asif, Abdul Rehman and Reza Hasan have also tested positive in dope tests.