Kashif Siddiqui has been banned by the PCB © AFP (Representational Photo)
Kashif Siddiqui has been banned by the PCB © AFP (Representational Photo)

 

Karachi: May 7, 2014

 

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday banned a promising batsman Kashif Siddique for two years after he failed a dope test.

 

The PCB said that it carried out random dope test on players during the national T20 championship in Lahore last November.

 

“The tests were carried out in accordance with the PCB Anti-Doping Rules which comply with WADA regulations. An adverse analytical finding was reported by the National Dope Testing Laboratory (WADA-accredited laboratory) in New Delhi, India against the sample collected from Kashif Siddique Khan, a player of State Bank of Pakistan,” the board said.

 

It said that initially it issued a show cause notice to Kashif and provisionally suspended him from taking part in domestic cricket.

 

“The Anti-Doping Tribunal comprised Shahid Karim, Advocate Supreme Court, Wasim Bari, and Dr. Ucksy Mallick who after conducting detailed personal hearings found Kashif Siddique Khan guilty of violating Article 2.1 of the PCB’s Anti-Doping Code (presence of a prohibited substance or its Metabolites or Markers in a Cricketer’s Sample) and imposed a ban of two years on him effective from January this year,” it added.

 

In the past Pakistani fast bowlers, Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif have also had to face bans after testing positive in international competitions.