Onik faces suspension after failing dope test

DHAKA Bangladesh's promising left-arm fast bowler

Qazi Onik Islam is set to face a lengthy suspension after being found

positive in dope test.

Onik, who played in the last edition of ICC Under-19 World Cup, was found

dope positive in the last round of National Cricket League where he played

for Dhaka Metro.

Though his name was initially included in the Bangabandhu BPL player's

draft it was later withdrawn. He has been removed from every BCB programme he

had been part of previously, chief selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu said.

We have been informed by the medical team that he was found positive in

dope test during the NCL. We decided not to include him in further part of

NCL. We also decided not to include his name in the BPL players draft,

Minhajul said here today.

He was part of some of our program but now we have decided not to include

him in our structure until we are getting the full report from the medical

team, he said.

According to BCB's anti-doping rule, it was stated in clause 10.3.2 for a

violation of Article 2.4 (Whereabouts Failures) that is the Cricketer's first

offence, the period of Ineligibility imposed shall be two years subject to

reduction down to a minimum of one year depending on the Cricketer's degree

of Fault.

The flexibility between two years and one year of Ineligibility in this

Articles is not available to Cricketers where a pattern of last minute

whereabouts changes or other conduct raises a serious suspicion that the

Cricketer was trying to avoid being available for Testing

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)