Pakistan bowler Yasir Shah suspended after testing positive for banned substance

After Kusal Perera, Yasir Shah is the latest cricketer to be suspended by ICC.

Updated: Dec 28, 2015, 03:14 AM IST
Pakistan bowler Yasir Shah suspended after testing positive for banned substance

New Delhi: In-form Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah was on Sunday provisionally suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The ICC confirmed this decision through their official account on social micro-blogging site Twitter.

As per the governing body for world cricket, Shah breached the anti-doping code of the ICC.

Here is what the ICC report had to say about the provisional suspension of the star cricketer:

The sample Yasir provided in an in-competition test, which was conducted on 13 November 2015, was found to contain the presence of chlortalidone, a Prohibited Substance which appears in Section 5 of the WADA Prohibited List (in the category of Specified Substances).  In accordance with the ICC Anti-Doping Code, pending the outcome of the disciplinary process, Yasir has been provisionally suspended.

The matter will now be dealt with in accordance with the process set down in the Code, and until such time as the process is resolved, the ICC will make no further comment on this matter.