Jamaican player and official provisionally suspended following anti-doping tests
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The chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has provisionally suspended a Jamaican international footballer and a Jamaican team official for an initial period of 30 days and opened disciplinary proceedings, following an adverse analytical finding in relation to a doping control conducted after the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualifier played in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on 11 June 2013.

Following the provision of the “A” sample result, which tested positive for a prohibited substance mentioned on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) 2013 prohibited list, the player waived his right to have the “B” sample analysed.

The decisions by the chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee were duly notified to the Jamaican Football Association on 6 August. The player and the official have until 12 August to inform FIFA whether they wish to request a hearing. Irrespective of whether or not the player and the official request a hearing, the player, the official and/or the Jamaican FA have until 19 August to submit a statement to FIFA, together with all related and supporting documentary evidence.

By testing positive for a prohibited substance, the player has contravened article 63 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code. The decision to provisionally suspend the player was taken in accordance with articles 38ff of the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations and articles 129ff of the FIFA Disciplinary Code. The decision to provisionally suspend the official was taken in accordance with articles 129ff of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.

In line with article 74 paragraph 2 of the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations, only after it has been determined in a hearing that an anti-doping violation has occurred may FIFA publicly report the anti-doping rule violated, the name of the player or other person who committed the violation, the prohibited substance and the consequences imposed.