ISLAMABAD: International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah for three months after testing positive for a banned substance in December.

The 29-year-old will be available to play again on March 27.

Shah was provisionally suspended on December 27 after his “A” sample contained a banned substance - chlortalidone - which is on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) prohibited list.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appealed against Shah’s ban on January 10 after the leg-spinner was said to have taken his wife's blood pressure medication without knowing that it contained the banned substance.

The 29-year-old has 76 Test scalps in 12 Tests for his country and holds the record for being the fastest Pakistani bowler to reach the 50-wicket mark.