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Kazi Anik Islam receives a two years suspension for his first doping offence

Kazi Anik Islam receives a two years suspension for his first doping offence
Kazi Anik Islam receives a two years suspension for his first doping offence
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Kazi Anik Islam, a first class cricketer who had represented the Bangladesh Under 19 Team in the 2018 ICC U19 World Cup, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and has accepted a sanction of two years suspension for his first doping offence.

Decision pursuant to Article 8.3 of the BCB Anti-Doping Rules (Full text of decision available here)

The player tested positive for Methamphetamine (d-) during an in-competition test conducted on 06 November, 2018 in Cox’s Bazar. He admitted the offence and accepted a two-year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation involving his use of prohibited substance. The substance is included as a stimulant, prohibited under section S6a of the 2018 ICC Prohibited list and consequently prohibited under the BCB Anti-Doping code 2.1, which has adapted the ICC Anti-Doping code.

According to the code, it is athlete’s personal duty to ensure that prohibited substances enter his or her body. Furthermore, each athlete is responsible for any prohibited substances found in their bodily specimen, regardless of how it entered their body.

Taking into account Articles  10.10.1, 10.10.2, 10.10.3 of the BCB Anti-Doping Code, and the fact that this is the player’s first anti-doping rule violation, the two-year period of  ineligibility will commence on 08 February 2019, the day of formal notification of the player’s adverse analytical finding and the day upon which he accepted a provisional suspension. He will therefore be re-eligible to participate in cricket and cricket activities at midnight on 07 February 2021.

According to the BCB Anti-Doping Code (Article 9 and 10.8), all individual results of the athlete obtained from 6th November, 2018, day of sample collection, shall be disqualified. This includes the forfeit of any medals, points and prizes.

This ruling is in accordance with the BCB Anti-Doping Code. As a signatory of the ICC Anti-Doping code, BCB remains committed to a doping free sporting environment at all levels, to prevent, in the spirit of fair play, doping in sport for cricketers and in conformity with the general principles of the World Anti-Doping Code.