Qazi Onik likely to face suspension after failing dope test
Qazi Onik has been one of the brightest youngsters that got the spotlight in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) while playing for Rajshahi Kings. It took everyone by surprise when Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) suddenly announced during the draft that he has been removed from the list without telling the reason.
Just a day after, it was informed that Onik failed a dope test during the National Cricket League (NCL). He is now on verge of facing a suspension which will be a huge setback in his short career.
National chief selector Minhajul Abedin confirmed on Saturday that they have decided to remove his name from the age-group structure of BCB as he was included in several age-level programs.
“We have been informed by the medical team that he was found positive in dope test during the NCL and we decided not to include him in further part of NCL. We also decided not to include his name in the BBPL players draft. He was part in 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.”
Onik failed the test due to substance abuse. 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 (1) year depending on the cricketer’s degree of Fault.