ICC (International Cricket National) has provisionally suspended Pakistani legspinner Yasir Shah after his urine sample failed to clear dope test. The sample was collected on 13th November, 2015 in UAE during Pakistan’s One Day International match against England. ICC announced today 27th December that the sample contained traces of Chlortalidone. Chlortalidone is one of the prohibited substances according to the list of WADA (World Anti-Doping Authority).
Yasir Shah can appeal against the verdict with another urine sample within 7 days. This decision comes as a hit to Pakistan Cricket Board after Pakistan captain Azhar Ali faced disciplinary charges as he refused to join camp after tainted paceman Mohammed Amer returned to the Pak national team. Yasir has taken 76 wickets from 12 test matches and 18 wickets from 15 ODI matches. He is the fastest to reach 50 wickets in tests among Pakistani cricketers.