LAHORE - Dope-tainted Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif has been directed by the PCB not to speak to the media in any circumstances on any subject until his 12-month ban terminates on September 22. Asif, who has been picked in Pakistan's Champions Trophy squad despite serving the ban for having tested positive in the Indian Premier League last year, has been told by PCB to avoid the media. "Asif got calls from the PCB while he was training at the emerging players camp in Karachi that since he was under an ICC ban he must avoid speaking to the media particularly about the Champions Trophy," reports said. The ICC has already told the PCB to ensure that Asif does not train with the national team at the 10-day conditioning camp as he is still serving his 12-month ban that ends on the day the Champions Trophy starts in Johannesburg. "The board wasn't pleased when some statements of Asif appeared in the media he was tell him about the ICC conditions," reports said. Asif played in a Ramazan tournament match in Karachi on Saturday night and looked a bit rusty making it obvious that he needed more time to recover his full match fitness for the Champions Trophy.