Shohidul Islam
Shohidul Islam. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Bangladesh pacer Shohidul Islam has been suspended for 10 months after pleading responsible to breaching Article 2.1 of the ICC Anti-Doping code (Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an Athlete’s Pattern).

The 27-year-old pacer has represented Bangladesh in a single T20I. After admitting the offence, Shohidul has been suspended from all types of cricket for 10 months.

The ten-month suspension has been backdated to Might 28, the day he admitted to the offence, that means the Bangladesh pacer will probably be eligible to play on 28 March 2023.

Shohidul has performed a solitary T20I for Bangladesh, the place he picked up the wicket of Mohammad Rizwan within the third and last match of the sequence which Pakistan received 3-0.

He has been a part of Bangladesh’s travelling squads for sequence in opposition to New Zealand and South Africa however didn’t get any sport time. He was additionally part of the Bangladesh Take a look at and T20I squad for the continued tour of the West Indies however missed out on account of a aspect pressure.

Shohidul’s urine pattern was optimistic for Clomifene, which is classed as a Specified Substance beneath WADA’s Prohibited Listing. It’s prohibited each in-competition in addition to out-of-competition. Shohidul had offered the urine pattern as part of ICC’s out-of-competition testing programme.

Whereas handing out the suspension, the ICC confirmed that Shohidul had inadvertently ingested the prohibited substance within the type of a medication that he had been legitimately prescribed for therapeutic functions. Shohidul additionally testified that he had no intention to make use of the prohibited substance for efficiency enhancement.

As per Article 2.1 of the ICC Anti-Doping code “It’s the Athletes’ private responsibility to make sure that no Prohibited Substance enters their our bodies. Athletes are answerable for any Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers discovered to be current of their Samples. Accordingly, it’s not crucial that intent, Fault, Negligence or figuring out Use on the Athlete’s half be demonstrated with a purpose to set up an anti-doping rule violation beneath Article 2.1.”

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