The PCB has banned Ahmed Shehzad for four months as of July 10, 2018, for violating the board's anti-doping rules. That date was when the PCB temporarily suspended Shehzad, after a random test conducted during the national tournament of the Cup of Pakistan showed a positive result for a banned substance.
Shehzad was charged with two violations of the PCB's anti-doping rules. He has admitted the violations, but said he did not intend to cheat or improve his performance.
In addition to complying with the four-month national and international cricket ban, which will end on November 10, Shehzad must deliver anti-as part of its rehabilitation process.
"The PCB has a policy of zero tolerance towards doping in cricket and hopes that in the future cricketers will take the utmost care to ensure that no prohibited substances enter their system," said Ehsan Mani, president of PCB