Dubai. The International Cricket Council on Thursday banned Bangladesh pacer Shohidul Islam for 10 months after he was found to have failed an off-tournament dope test in March. Shohidul’s urine sample was found to contain clomiphene, which has been placed on the list of substances specified under the banned list of WADA. It is banned both inside and outside the tournament.
His urine sample was taken as part of the ICC’s out-of-tournament test program. “Bangladesh fast bowler Shohidul Islam is banned for 10 months after being found guilty of breaching Article 2.1 of the ICC Anti-Doping Code,” the ICC said in a statement. “After admitting the breach, Shohidul is banned from all forms of cricket for 10 months,” it said. ,
While suspending the ICC, however, confirmed that Shohidul had unintentionally consumed the banned substance in the form of medicine which was given to him for the purpose of treatment. This 10-month ban will start from 28 May, due to which this Bangladesh fast bowler will not be able to play cricket till 28 March 2023.
The 27-year-old has played only one T20I for Bangladesh in which he took the wicket of Mohammad Rizwan in the third and final match of the series and Pakistan won it 3-0.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 14, 2022, 23:00 IST