LAHORE  -  Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a show cause notice to Ahmed Shehzad for violating the terms of the 'Agreed Sanction Agreement' that he entered with the cricket board during the proceedings of a doping case against him.

Shehzad is currently facing a backdated four-month ban and is not allowed to play any form of cricket till November 11 as a concentration of 11-nor-Delta9-Tetra Hydro Cannabinol-9-Carboxylic acid (THC) , listed as a prohibited substance by both World Anti-Doping Agency and the PCB, was found in his urine sample taken during an in-competition dope test in May.

He was then served a notice of charge and suspended from all forms of cricket. Shehzad during his correspondence with the board decided to reach an agreement with the board under article 8.4 'Agreed Sanctions Agreement' of the PCB's anti-doping code. But, Shehzad, in his posts on Twitter and Facebook, unveiled that he has played seven matches for Muslim Gymkhana club in 12 days. The board in the show cause notice has asked from the 26-year-old "to explain why proceedings should not be initiated against him" for the violation. He has to submit his response by October 25.

Shehzad last played for Pakistan in July this year during a two-match T20I series against Scotland. Earlier this month, the PCB added his name to the PSL4 player roster as he missed the initial list due to an ongoing doping investigation.

Shehzad is currently a part of Multan Sultans -- a franchise that picked him last season after he was released by Quetta Gladiators.

He scored 173 runs for them in nine innings at an average of 19.22.

Shehzad made his Pakistan debut in 2009 during an ODI series against Australia. He has not played an ODI for Pakistan since his 22-ball 12 against India in Pakistan's Champions Trophy opener last year. He last donned Pakistan whites in April 2017.