Yasir Shah Admits Taking the Medicine that got Him Suspended
LAHORE: Pakistani leg-spinner Yasir Shah, who recently has been suspended by ICC in the doping case. admitted to his ‘mistake’.
The 29-year-old informed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that he had mistakenly taken his wife’s blood pressure medicine, adding that he had no idea that he would have to pay a high price for this mistake.
On Sunday, Yasir Shah was suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for failing a drug test.
According to a statement issued by the ICC, Yasir had been charged with an anti-doping rule violation on a sample he had provided in an in-competition test. “The test, conducted on 13 November 2015, was found to contain the presence of chlortalidone, a Prohibited Substance which appears in Section 5 of the World Anti-Doping Agency list (in the category of Specified Substances).
According to sources, Shah has decided to file an appeal in the case which will be heard on January 10.
If found guilty, the leg-spinner could face up to two years of suspension.
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