Pakistani spinner fails dope test, faces 2-year ban

Pakistan spinner Abdur Rehman is facing a two-year ban from cricket for failing a dope test in England.

The 32-year-old left-arm spinner was representing Somerset in County cricket last month and is not part of the ongoing World Twenty20 squad in Sri Lanka.

Abdur Rehman
Abdur Rehman. Pic/AFP

According to a report in a local daily in Pakistan, the England and Wales Cricket Board has informed the PCB about Rehman flunking the test. Rehman is the 17th player worldwide and third from Pakistan to have failed a dope test.

Fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Shoaib Akhtar had also tested positive. Though not part of the World T20 squad, Rehman is a regular member of the Test and one-day squads. In 17 Test matches, he has taken 81 wickets and 21 in 25 ODIs. 

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