London: Cricketer Abdur Rehman, a Pakistani spinner has failed a dope test in England following which a 2-year ban from playing cricket has been rendered to him. The 32-year-old left-arm spinner was representing Somerset in County cricket last month and is not part of the current World Twenty20 squad.
According to the Pakistani media, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) informed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) about Rehman flunking the test.
Rehman is the 17th player worldwide and third from Pakistan to have failed a dope test. Earlier, fast bowlers from Pakistan - Mohammad Asif and Shoaib Akhtar, have also been tested positive.
Though left out of the World T20 squad, Rehman is a regular member of the Test and one-day squads. In 17 Tests, he has taken 81 wickets and 21 in 25 ODIs.