Pakistan bowler Yasir Shah has been handed a provisional one-year ban on 27 December after failing a drugs test. Shah, ranked joint third in the world Test rankings, has been deemed to have breached the International Cricket Council's (ICC) anti-doping code having tested positive for a banned substance after the second one-day international against England in Abu Dhabi in November.
A statement from the ICC read: "The sample Yasir provided in an in-competition test, which was conducted on 13 November 2015, was found to contain the presence of chlortalidone, a Prohibited Substance which appears in Section 5 of the WADA Prohibited List (in the category of Specified Substances).
"In accordance with the ICC Anti-Doping Code, pending the outcome of the disciplinary process, Yasir has been provisionally suspended. The matter will now be dealt with in accordance with the process set down in the Code, and until such time as the process is resolved, the ICC will make no further comment on this matter."
Shah was named in the ICC's Test Team of the Year in November.