23 Mar ZUBAYR HAMZA COOPERATING FULLY WITH ICC AFTER TESTING POSITIVE FOR PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE
Cricket South Africa (CSA), the South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) and Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) today announced that Proteas player, Zubayr Hamza has tested positive for a prohibited substance under the International Cricket Council (ICC) anti-doping code. The positive test followed an ICC anti-doping test on the 17 January 2022.
Zubayr is not disputing the positive test, is co-operating fully with the ICC, and has agreed to a voluntary suspension commencing immediately whilst written submissions are presented to the ICC.
The positive test relates to the substance Furosemide, which is not a performance enhancing substance, and Zubayr has been able to identify how the substance entered his system. The process to follow will entail presenting evidence that there was no fault or negligence, or no significant fault or negligence on the part of Zubayr.
CSA, SACA and WPCA are supporting Zubayr in this process, and will continue to do so until the matter is concluded.
Issued by: Cricket South Africa – Corporate Communications
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