South African cricketer Zubayr Hamza is banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for using the banned substance. He has been handed over a nine-month suspension by the global cricketing body and will be again able to represent Proteas in January 2023.
He will officially be out of action with the verdict of the case in the coming week. The 26-year old tested positive for consuming ‘diuretic furosemide’ on January 17th, however, he participated in the match against New Zealand in Christchurch.
After the case was investigated, Hamza accepted the voluntary suspension and also agreed to how he took the banned substance. His backdated suspension started on 22nd March, which means, he will be once again in action next year. As per reports, he was expecting his ban to be of 12 to 18 months.
The right-handed batter has played six Test matches and gathered 212 runs averaging 17.7, whereas, he has played only one ODI when he scored 56 runs against the Netherlands.
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