DUBAI (Staff Report) – 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 was 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.
He has picked 76 wickets in just 12 Test games while in ODI career he could get only 16 wickets in 12 matches. In his Test career Yasir Shah got five wickets for four times while he got four distinction for six times.
Yasir Shah was lucky enough to earn appreciation from legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne as well, who visited him at Sharjah cricket stadium and gave tips to counter England batting line-up in November this year.