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Ahmad Shehzad faces ban on failed drug test

KARACHI: Pakistan opener Ahmad Shehzad failed a drug test conducted during a domestic tournament in April, the cricket authorities confirmed Tuesday, and could face a ban of up to four years. The offence is the latest in a long litany of Pakistani players charged with doping, and is a severe blow to the 26-year-old's stuttering career. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will issue a formal charge sheet "later today" it said in a release, confirming reports in recent days that Shehzad had tested positive for a banned…

PCB Central Contracts: Shahzad demoted, Fakhar promoted, Akmal omitted

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced central contracts to players, with Sarfraz Ahmed making it to the A category, while emerging talent Fakhar Zaman also handed the C category. The central contract will be in effect from July 1, 2017 to June 30th 2018. Left-arm pace Wahab Riaz and opener Ahmad Shahzad have been demoted in view of their inconsistent performances across all formats. Middle order batsman Umar Akmal has been omitted from this year central contracts. The contracts were awarded…

Ahmed Shahzad fined for ‘showing dissent’ over umpire’s decision

KARACHI: Pakistan's enfant terrible Ahmed Shahzad has once again landed in hot waters as the discarded opener has been fined Rs. 20,000 for showing dissent after being given out in the National One-day Cup in Karachi on Monday. Shahzad reacted to umpire Rashid Riaz's decision after he was given leg-before off his old team-mate Mohammad Hafeez in the match against Sui Northern Gas Pipelines at National stadium. Shahzad looked set for a hundred but had to depart on 71. Shahzad argued with the umpire that the ball was pitched…