Last Update on: July 14th, 2022 at 09:59 pm
Bangladesh fast bowler Shohidul Islam has been suspended for a period of ten months after he pled guilty to breaching Article 2.1 of the ICC Anti-Doping Code.
He played just one T20I for Bangladesh back on May 28. He managed to pick up the wicket of Pakistan batter, Mohammad Rizwan, but Bangladesh ended up losing the match and the series 0-3.
“After admitting the offence, Shohidul has been suspended from all forms of cricket for 10 months. The 10-month suspension has been backdated to May 28, the day he admitted to the offence, meaning the Bangladesh pacer will be eligible to play on 28 March 2023,” the statement from ICC read.
The substance found in Shohidul’s sample was Clomifene, which has been prohibited across competitive and non-competitive matches.
“Shohidul’s urine sample was positive for Clomifene, which is classified as a Specified Substance under WADA’s Prohibited List. It is prohibited both in-competition as well as out-of-competition. Shohidul had provided the urine sample as a part of ICC’s out-of-competition testing programme,” it also mentioned.
It was consumed through medicine for which he has a prescription. Shohidul was using the medication for therapeutic purposes and was cleared of having intentions to use it for enhancement.
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