sport news Mohammad Shahzad hit with 12-month doping ban

Afghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad has been banned for 12 months after inadvertently ingesting a prohibited substance, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed.

The 29-year-old underwent an out-of-competition test in Dubai in January and his sample was found to contain clenbuterol, classified as a non-specified substance under the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Prohibited List.

Clenbuterol, used by sufferers of breathing disorders such as asthma, is banned in and out-of-competition.

Afghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad has been banned for 12 months for doping

Afghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad has been banned for 12 months for doping

Shahzad pleaded guilty to the violation and the ICC accepted he had 'inadvertently ingested the substance as a contaminant of a weight loss product

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