PCB on Tuesday banned left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman for an indefinite time for using banned recreational medicines during his stint with Somerset. The left-arm spinner spinner failed a drug test on August 8, following the Country Championship match against Nottinghamshire and will now be out of action until Dec 21, meaning he’ll miss Champions League T20 games with Sialkot.
“Somerset County Cricket Club completely supports the action taken by the ECB,” said Somerset chief executive Guy Lavender. “The club doesn’t condone the use of prohibited medicines in any circumstances and all Somerset cricketers are made completely conscious of this policy on a regular basis.” Abdur Rehman took 19 wickets in 3 Test games against England last January when Pakistan swept the series 3-0 in Dubai and has a career haul of 81 wickets at an average loss of 28.
“I apologize to my family members, the PCB, the ECB, Somerset County Cricket Club, my teammates and my fans,” said Abdur Rehman.