Raza Hasan Ban

Lahore, May 25, 2015 (PPI-OT): Under the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Anti-Doping Rules (“the Anti-Doping Rules”) PCB conducted in-competition dope testing through an independent collecting agency during the Pentangular Cup 2015 held at Karachi. The agency also collected the urine sample of Raza Hassan cricketer during the match played on January 7, 2015.

The sample was forwarded to a WADA-accredited laboratory for analysis which, vide its Analytical Report, gave an Adverse Analytical finding for the presence of a Prohibited Substance.

Accordingly, Mr. Raza Hassan was issued a Notice of Charge by PCB on March 24, 2015 which he received in person, and as per Anti-Doping Rules he was to send a written request for hearing within 14 days which he failed to do so. Therefore in accordance with the Anti-Doping Rules and with the approval of the competent authority, Mr. Raza Hassan is being imposed with a ban that will make him ineligible to participate in the sport of cricket for a period of two (2) years.

During the period of ineligibility, he will not be entitled to participate in any capacity, in any cricket match or activity (other than authorized anti-doping education or rehabilitation programmes) authorized or organised by the PCB.

For more information, contact:
Nadeem Sarwar
Media Manager
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 54600, Pakistan
Tel: +9242 571 7231 -4
Fax: +9242 571 1860