He is “not disputing” the positive test, is “cooperating fully with the ICC” and has agreed to voluntary suspension commencing immediately
The statement further said Hamza is “not disputing” the positive test, is “cooperating fully with the ICC” and has agreed to voluntary suspension commencing immediately while written submissions are presented to the ICC.
Hamza tested positive for the substance Furosemide, which is not a performance enhancing substance, the CSA statement said, and he has been able to identify how it 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,” the statement said. “CSA, SACA and WPCA are supporting Zubayr in this process, and will continue to do so until the matter is concluded.”
Hamza has played six Tests in all and had withdrawn from both Test and ODI series because of “personal reasons” when the squad was announced last week, for the Bangladesh series.