Shohidul’s urine sample came back positive for clomiphene, which is classified as a Specified Substance on WADA’s Prohibited List. It is prohibited in-competition as well as out-of-competition.
He had provided the urine sample as part of ICC’s out-of-competition testing program.
“Bangladeshi pacemaker Shohidul Islam has been suspended for 10 months after pleading guilty to violating Article 2.1 of the ICC Anti-Doping Code,” the ICC said in a statement.
A pacer from Bangladesh has been suspended for violating the ICC anti-doping code. Details 👇 https://t.co/tvkDeg6Vtq
— ICC (@ICC) 1657800367000
“After admitting the offence, Shohidul was suspended from all forms of cricket for 10 months.”
Upon handing over the suspension, the ICC confirmed that Shohidul had inadvertently ingested the banned substance in the form of a drug that had been legitimately prescribed to him for therapeutic purposes.
Shohidul also testified that he had no intention of using the banned substance for performance enhancement.
The 10-month suspension was backdated to May 28, the day he admitted the offence, meaning the Bangladesh leader will be able to play from March 28, 2023.
The 27-year-old pacer played a solitary T20I for Bangladesh, where he collected Mohammad Rizwan’s wicket in the third and final match of the series which Pakistan won 3-0.
He was part of the traveling Bangladesh squads for playoffs against New Zealand and South Africa but did not get playing time. He was also part of the Bangladesh Test and T20I squad for the tour underway from the West Indies, but missed due to side tension.