Ahmed Shehzad, 26, was earlier provisionally suspended by the board.
Ahmed Shehzad, 26, was earlier provisionally suspended by the board.

Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad, who had failed a drug test conducted during a domestic tournament in April, has been banned for four months by the Pakistan Cricket Board. The ban is effective from July 10, 2018, meaning the ban will be over next month.

Shehzad, 26, was earlier provisionally suspended by the board.

Shehzad had lost his Test place following Pakistan’s tour to the West Indies in mid-2017. He has not played an ODI since October. He was part of Pakistan’s T20I squad for two matches against Scotland in June, managing scores of 14 and 24, but missed out on playing for the Tri-Series T20 in Zimbabwe later on.

Soon after the news broke, Shehzad took to Twitter stating that this is a lesson for him and vowed make a strong comeback.