Birmingham, July 30: Ghanian boxer Shakul Samed has been suspended by the CWG organisers after he tested positive for a banned masking agent on day one of the competition, the Games’ Anti-Doping and Medical Commission said.Also Read – LIVE | India vs Sri Lanka Badminton Mixed Team Event, CWG 2022: India Inflicts Second Consecutive Whitewash; Beat Sri Lanka 5-0
“His A sample was found to contain a prohibited substance (diuretic and masking agent Furosemide). He has therefore been suspended with immediate effect. He and the Ghana Commonwealth Games Association have been informed,” CWG said in a statement. Also Read – LIVE | CWG 2022 Scores & Updates, Day 2, Birmingham: After Sanket’s Silver; Gururaja Expected to Double Tally Now
“He will now have the opportunity to provide further information, including requesting analysis of his B sample, before any charge is issued.” Also Read – Sanket Sargar Settles For Silver in Men’s 55kg Weightlifting to Help India Open Medal Tally
Samed, who had participated at the Tokyo Olympics last year, was scheduled to take on Mauritius’ Luc Jean Rosalba on Friday but after he didn’t show up at weigh-in, his opponent won via a walkover.
The Commonwealth Games Federation said it has “a zero tolerance policy” to doping in sport.
“We seek to maintain the integrity of the Commonwealth Games by running a comprehensive anti-doping programme that focuses equally on education, prevention and testing.”
(With Inputs From PTI)