DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Sunday banned Pakistani leg-spinner Yasir Shah from playing all types of cricket for a tenure of three months, accepting cricketer’s stance in anti-doping code violation case.
Following the announcement, Yasir Shah, who was banned from playing cricket on December 27, 2015; will be able to play cricket from March 28, 2016.
The spinner told an ICC panel that he had taken his wife’s medicine mistakenly which led to his positive dope test on November 15 last year. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had also requested ICC to Yasir Shah’s case with leniency.
Yasir Shah is the world’s second quickest bowler to reach 50 wickets mark in Test cricket, and afterwards he was the fastest to cross 75 wickets landmark in cricket history.