I haven’t taken any prohibited substance: Abdur Rehman

Pakistan left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman, who’s facing a two-year ban after testing positive in England, on yesterday said that he hasn’t taken any prohibited drugs or substances which could lead to his sanctioning.

“Frankly speaking I seriously have no idea how this test has come positive because I don’t remember taking any drugs or banned items that might contain prohibited substances,” Abdul Rehman said from London. The left-arm spinner will know soon whether he can continue playing in England for Somerset in the county tournament or will have to face a ban after he returned positive in a dope test done there.

“People are discussing a 2 year ban but from what I know even if they ban me it shouldn’t be for more than 8 weeks since I haven’t consumed any performance improving substances,” Abdul Rehman said. The left-arm spinner has made a huge impact for his county, taking 9 wickets in an innings in one match and is their leading wicket-taker in all forms of the match.

Abdul Rehman was overlooked by the Pakistani selectors for the World T20 in Sri Lanka and this prompted him to sign an agreement with Somerset. The selectors chosen young Reza Hasan over him for the World T20.

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