ICC puts on hold South African batter Zubayr Hamza for 9 months for doping infraction
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday revealed the suspension of South African batter Zubayr Hamza for all cricket-related tasks for 9 months after he admitted to breaching the anti-doping guidelines under the ICC Anti-Doping Code
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Hamza offered an out-of-competition example on January 17 in Paarl, South Africa, in which the restricted compound Furosemide – which is a defined compound in Section S5 of the 2022 WADA Prohibited List was discovered. He confessed the infraction as well as, having actually developed no considerable mistake or carelessness on his component, a nine-month duration of ineligibility has actually been enforced, backdated to March 22, the day that Hamza approved a provisionary suspension.
The impact of this suspension is that Hamza will certainly be qualified to go back to cricket on December 22. In enhancement, every one of Hamza’s private efficiencies in between January 17 as well as March 22 have actually been invalidated.
He has actually just played one Test suit because duration, racking up 25 as well as 6 versus New Zealand.Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager – Integrity Unit in a declaration claimed: “The ICC is committed to keeping cricket clean and has a zero-tolerance approach to doping.
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It is also a timely reminder to all international cricketers that they remain responsible for anything they put into their bodies, to know exactly what medication they are taking so as to ensure it does not contain a prohibited substance and does not result in an anti-doping rule violation.”The 26-year- old, that made his worldwide launching in January 2019, has actually played 6 Tests as well as one ODI until now.
(With inputs from Reuters).