Bangladesh speedster Shohidul Islam has been handed a backdated 10-month ban after he breached Article 2.1 of the apex board’s Anti-Doping code.
Shohidul Islam of India. Courtesy: ICC
- Shohidul Islam has played 1 T20I for Bangladesh
- Shohidul Islam ingested a substance named Clomifene
- Shohidul gave his urine sample as a part of ICC’s out-of-competition testing programme
The ICC has handed Bangladesh fast bowler Shohidul Islam a suspension of 10 months after he breached Article 2.1 of the apex board’s Anti-Doping code.
The 27-year-old speedster has been suspended for all forms of the sport for 10 months. The suspension has been backdated to May 28, meaning that the seamer will be eligible to play from March 28, 2023 onwards.
A substance named Clomifene was found in Shohidul’s urine sample. It’s pertinent to note the sample is banned under WADA’s Prohibited List. The right-armer gave the sample as a part of ICC’s out-of-competition testing programme.
It was reported that Shohidul took the prohibited substance as a medicine that had been prescribed to him for therapy. The pacer, in the meantime, said that he didn’t take the substance for performance enhancement.
Shohidul has played only one T20I for the Tigers against Pakistan back in November 2022 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
He finished with figures of 3.5-0-33-1 and picked up the all-important wicket of opening batter Mohammad Rizwan, who scored a 43-ball 40 in that game.
Shohidul has also played 35 first-class, 18 List A and 45 T20 matches in his career, picking up 181 wickets with three five-wicket hauls and eight four-wicket hauls to his name.
Shohidul travelled with Bangladesh on the tours of South Africa and New Zealand, but didn’t get to play a single game.
Shohidul also played for the Comilla Victorians, captained by Imrul Kayes, in the 2022 edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
In eight matches, Shohidul picked up 14 wickets at an economy rate of nine with best figures of three for 25.
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