Bangladeshi left-arm fast bowler Qazi Onik has been banned for two years for failing a dope test during the National Cricket League in November 2018. After failing the test, he was removed from every BCB programme that he was part of.
According to a BCB media release, Onik tested positive for Methamphetamine during an NCL match in Cox's Bazar. He admitted to the offence and accepted a two-year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation involving his use of a prohibited substance.
The substance is included as a stimulant, prohibited under section S6a of the 2018 ICC Prohibited list and consequently prohibited under the BCB Anti-Doping code 2.1, which has adapted the ICC Anti-Doping code.
His two-year ban started from February 8, 2019, the day of formal notification of the player's adverse analytical finding and the day upon which he accepted a provisional suspension. He will therefore be re-eligible to participate in cricket-related activities from February 7, 2021.
Onik was Bangladesh's highest wicket-taker in the 2018 Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand, with 10 strikes at an economy rate of 4.58. In senior cricket, he has taken 15 wickets in four first-class matches, 41 wickets in 26 List A games and 11 wickets in nine T20s.