In sports, players consume drugs or substances to improve their performance. To prevent this, players are periodically tested for doping. Many times South African batsman Zubair Hamza has been found guilty of consuming banned substances. Hamza has been found guilty under the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) anti-doping. His Anti-Doping Test was done on 17 January this year. In which his report came positive. Cricket South Africa has given this information by issuing a statement.
After the report came positive, Zubair has not raised any questions on it. The South Africa Cricket Board said that they are fully cooperating with the ICC. He has recorded his written statement before the ICC and has also agreed to the suspension. Furosemide has been detected in the body of Zubair and it is not associated with improving performance.
Now the 26-year-old batsman will have to prove that there was no mistake or negligence on his part. Along with Cricket South Africa, the South African Cricketers Association and the Western Province Cricket Association are helping Hamza in this. This process will continue till this issue is resolved.
Hamza, who made his international debut in 2019, has played 6 Tests and one ODI for South Africa. He has 212 runs in 6 Tests at an average of 17.67. He made his debut against Pakistan. Hamza played his last Test in New Zealand last month. His biggest innings of 62 runs came in Ranchi on the tour of India in 2019. The right-handed batsman played the only ODI match against the Netherlands in November last year. In which an innings of 56 runs came from his bat.