Emerging pacer Kazi Anik suspended for two years

Sports Desk
27 July 2020, Mon
Published: 08:28

Emerging pacer Kazi Anik suspended for two years

Kazi Anik Islam had represented Bangladesh in the ICC U-19 World Cup' 2018, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a sanction of two years suspension for his doping offence.

The player tested positive for Methamphetamine (d-) during an in-competition test conducted on November 6 in 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 the prohibited substance, said a BCB media release Sunday night.

Pacer Kazi Anik took the prohibited drug during a National Cricket League match for Dhaka Metro in November 2018 in Cox,s Bazar. Later, he was found positive in doping test and was suspended provisionally from February 2019.

The BCB anti-doping unit finally announced his punishment of two years suspension after testing his sample again.

Kazi Anik will therefore be re-eligible to participate in cricket and cricket activities at midnight on February 7, 2021, as his suspension have already started from February 8, 2019.