Shohidul Islam played 1 T20I for Bangladesh. © AFP
Shohidul Islam, the Bangladeshi bowler, was suspended for ten months from all forms of cricket after pleading guilty to violating Article 2.1 of the ICC anti-doping code. The suspension was retroactive to May 28, which makes the 27-year-old eligible to play again from March 28, 2023.
Shohidul, who represented Bangladesh on a lone T20I, provided his urine sample as part of the ICC’s out-of-competition testing program. Tests have revealed the presence of Clomiphene, classified as a Specified Substance on the WADA Prohibited List.
The ICC, which granted the suspension, clarified that Shohidul “inadvertently ingested the prohibited substance in the form of a drug that had been legitimately prescribed for therapeutic purposes.” In his testimony to the ICC, the athlete also said that he did not intend to use the substance to improve performance.
Shohidul was part of the Bangladeshi teams for the away series against New Zealand and South Africa, but did not play any matches. He was also included in the Bangladeshi and T20I test squadrons for the West Indies tour, but lateral tension pushed him away.
BCB Chief Executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury told Cricbuzz on Thursday (July 14) that the pacemaker had taken a drug for personal reasons but was later discovered to contain the banned substance that led to the conduct violation. ICC anti-doping.
“He took medication for personal reasons but did not communicate with us properly and it was later discovered that he was guilty of violating the ICC anti-doping code of conduct. He did not do this intentionally and that is the reason why he was only given 10 months of suspension. , otherwise the duration could have been longer,” said Nizamuddin.