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Yasir Shah's dope test could come under the spotlight: Alam

Yasir Shah's dope test could come under the spotlight: Alam

LAHORE: The International Cricket Council is conducting dope test on Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah.

Shah was provisionally banned last year after he tested positive for chlortalidone, a masking agent under the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) list of banned substances.

He was barred for three months after he pleaded guilty and told the ICC that he had inadvertently taken his wife's blood pressure medication.

His ban was lifted in late March, making him eligible for the England tour.

Pakistan's Team Manager Intikhab Alam said Shah's test could come under the spotlight.

“Besides Shah, Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq, one-day skipper Azhar Ali and fast bowler Junaid Khan were also tested but Shah's test could be targeted,” he told.

Read: ICC team conducts dope tests on Misbah, Azhar and Junaid

Shah is seen as Pakistan's main wicket-taker for the four-match Test series in England, which starts at Lord's from July 14. Pakistan will also play five one-days and a Twenty20 international on the tour.

The team can ill afford any positive results, which could have a significant impact on their upcoming tour in England, during which the results are expected to be confirmed.

The ICC, which has been a signatory of the WADA since 2006, routinely conducts such tests in and out of competition.

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