Zubayr Hamza
Zubayr Hamza. (Photograph by Anne Laing/Gallo Photos/Getty Photos)

South Africa batter Zubayr Hamza has obtained a nine-month suspension from the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) for utilizing a banned substance. The best-handed batter will probably be out of motion, with the ultimate verdict of the case will probably be introduced by subsequent week. 

The 26-year-0ld from Cape City examined constructive for the unlawful substance named ‘diuretic furosemide’ on January 17 however went on to take part within the first Check match in opposition to New Zealand in Christchurch. Diuretic furosemide shouldn’t be a performance-boosting drug however is banned as a result of it might assist to cover different substances within the physique.

Zubayr Hamza can take the sphere from January 2023

Hamza’s backdated suspension began on March 22, which implies that the right-handed batter can characterize the Proteas once more in January 2023.

Whereas the case was investigated, Hamza was capable of acknowledge how he took the banned drug and he additionally agreed to a ‘voluntary suspension’. The 26-year-old did have his attorneys current in the course of the trial as he made a presentation to the ICC. As per stories, the right-handed batter hoped for a  suspension of between 12 months and 18 months.
Speaking about his numbers, the right-handed batter has performed six check matches for his nation and has scored a complete of 212 runs. Hamza performs at a median of 17.67 and he has already stroked a fifty together with his highest rating being 62 runs. In ODIs, the 26-year-old has performed just one match and has stroked 56 runs at a strike charge of 70.89.
The best-handed batter from Cape City made his Check debut in opposition to Pakistan on the Wanderers Stadium in January 2019 and as talked about above, performed his final Check match in opposition to New Zealand. Hamza has solely performed one ODI match in opposition to the Netherlands on the SuperSport Park in November 2021.
Hamza shot into the limelight after he turned the fourth-youngest batsman in South Africa to attain a double hundred in a first-class recreation. Representing the Western Province, the right-handed batter achieved that feat in October 2014 in opposition to Namibia.