Controversy and Bangladesh cricket are going hand-in-hand in recent times. Since the end of the World Cup, things have just not fallen into place for the Tigers. They lost the ODI and T20I series in Sri Lanka before losing a Test to Afghanistan at home. Things then went haywire for them as their players called a strike before Shakib Al Hasan was banned by the ICC for breaching code of conduct.
Bangladesh recently endured a torrid time in India as the hosts thrashed them in the T20I and the Test series. The Tigers did manage to win the first T20I but things only went downhill from thereon. They lost the next two T20Is comprehensively before conceding both the Tests inside three days while suffering innings defeat.
Kazi Anik in trouble:
Bangladesh cricket is now set to suffer another setback as their promising left-arm pace bowler Kazi Anik is set to receive a suspension after failing a dope test during the National Cricket League. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed the news on Saturday (November 30). Kazi Anik, who played in the last edition of ICC Under-19 World Cup and plays for Dhaka Metro, was withdrawn from BPL player’s draft as well.
“We have been informed by the medical team that he was found positive in dope test during the NCL and we decided not to include him in further part of NCL. We also decided not to include his name in the BBPL players draft,” Bangladesh’s national chief selector Minhajul Abedin told Cricbuzz.
“He was part in some of our program but now we have decided not to include him in our structure until we are getting the full report from the medical team,” he added.
Kazi Anik could face a lengthy ban due to his offence. According to BCB’s anti-doping rule, it was stated in clause 10.3.2 for a violation of Article 2.4 (Whereabouts Failures) that is the cricketer’s first offence, the period of Ineligibility imposed shall be two years subject to reduction down to a minimum of one (1) year depending on the cricketer’s degree of Fault.