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Rehman tests positive, faces ban

ESPNcricinfo staff

October 2, 2012

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Abdur Rehman celebrates Pakistan's first breakthrough, Pakistan v England, 3rd Test, Dubai, 4th day, February 6, 2012
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Abdur Rehman, the Pakistan left-arm spinner, is facing a ban after failing a drugs test during his stint with Somerset in the English domestic season. It is believed the drugs were recreational and not performance enhancing.

Reports first emerged in the Pakistan media and ESPNcricinfo understands that a formal announcement is due to be made within the next day.

Rehman, 32, played four Championship matches for Somerset and took 27 wickets, which included 9 for 65 against Worcestershire, and flew straight back from Pakistan's one-day series against Australia in the UAE to play the match against Sussex.

He was expected to join a Sialkot Stallion conditioning camp this week at the National Cricket Academy ahead of the Champions League Twenty20 but did not turn up to join the squad. Sialkot are set to fly to South Africa on October 7 to play a qualifying round of the tournament starting on October 9 in Johannesburg.

Rehman has established himself as key player over the past year and caused England plenty of problems during the Test series in UAE, where he claimed 19 wickets in three matches. Overall he has 81 wickets in 17 Tests at 28.40 apiece.

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Posted by Zahidsaltin on (October 3, 2012, 15:32 GMT)

Shameless persons, one after another they are exposing their low characters to degrade the nation. Non of the bunch is made to be a rolemodel. big shame, he should have at least lived to his name.

Posted by Salmanb on (October 3, 2012, 10:28 GMT)

Didnt xpected this from him!

Posted by keptalittlelow on (October 3, 2012, 9:26 GMT)

When will these people learn.. Recreational or Performance enhancing these are banned substances for God's sake.

Posted by kam_uk on (October 3, 2012, 9:25 GMT)

He should've known better, he would have made a serious impact on the Champions League- a real shame.

Posted by   on (October 2, 2012, 11:16 GMT)

clearly didn't impact his performance....

Posted by A.Ak on (October 2, 2012, 11:10 GMT)

Its sad. If he troubled England, then its time to go.

Posted by yakironi98 on (October 2, 2012, 11:09 GMT)

Well, the Pakistan team are back on the headlines for these maniac events again....

Posted by Bruisers on (October 2, 2012, 11:06 GMT)

What a shame............!

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