South African Batter Zubayr Hamza Suspended By ICC For Doping Violation

By H.JanGra May 17, 2022

The ICC on Tuesday suspended South African batter Zubayr Hamza from all cricket-related activities for a period of nine months

After he admitted to an anti-doping rule violation under the apex body's anti-doping code.

Hamza provided an out-of-competition sample on January 17, 2022 in Paarl, South Africa

In which the prohibited substance Furosemide - which is a specified substance in Section S5 of the 2022 WADA Prohibited List - was found.

He admitted the violation and, having established no significant fault or negligence on his part

Nine-month period of ineligibility has been imposed, backdated to 22 March 2022, the date that Hamza accepted a provisional suspension.

The effect of this suspension is that Hamza will be eligible to return to cricket on December 22, 2022.

In addition, all of Hamza's individual performances between January 17 to March 22, 2022 have been disqualified.

ICC GM (Integrity Unit) Alex Marshall said: "The ICC is committed to keeping cricket clean and has a zero-tolerance approach to doping.