Pakistan cricketer tests positive for prohibited substance

first_imgLahore, June 21: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that a prominent cricketer has tested positive for a prohibited substance but refused to reveal the name as per International Cricket Council (ICC) rules.“A player has reportedly tested positive for a prohibited substance. But under ICC rules PCB cannot name the player or chargesheet him until the chemical report is confirmed by the anti-dope agency of the government. We should have an answer in a day or two,” the tweet read.The PCB is awaiting the results of a blood sample from Pakistan’s anti-doping department which will rubber stamp the doping although the test has come back positive.The test is understood to have taken place during the recent domestic 50-over tournament in Faisalabad, according to an espncricinfo report.Depending on the nature of the prohibited substance, the player could face up to a two-year ban.The last Pakistan international to suffer that fate was Raza Hasan, who tested positive for cocaine in 2015, and was banned till 2017. IANSlast_img read more

Students urge dean to go public on case

first_imgDaily Trojan file photoThirty-five doctoral students from the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work met with administrators Monday to discuss how the school can move forward following a recent sexual harassment lawsuit against a professor at the school. The students met with Vice Provost Martin Levine and Marilyn Flynn, the dean of the school, to present a statement with requests for Flynn to address in relation to the recent sexual harassment claims against a social work professor.“We are pleased that Dean Flynn has agreed to partner with us in achieving our goal of confronting the unspoken grand challenge of ending sexual misconduct and abuse of power at our University and providing an example of institutional leadership on this issue,” the group of students said in a letter addressed to the Dworak-Peck community.The letter said that they have partnered with Flynn to “confront the unspoken grand challenge of ending sexual misconduct and abuse of power” at USC.It also said that Flynn agreed to directly acknowledge the harassment that Karissa Fenwick, a student who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit last week against Professor Erick Guerrero and the University, said she experienced. It stated Flynn pledged to create a committee to review the policies at the University and specifically at the School of Social Work.The group said that the group will continue to work to advocate to administrators that they need to reconsider the sanctions against Guerrero and “develop policy recommendations to improve transparency, institutional culture, and reporting and enforcement mechanisms.” Provost Michael Quick also sent a memo to the USC community on Sunday night, calling for similar steps to be taken by students and staff members alike to create a culture of respect and zero tolerance against abuses of power, though Guerrero and Fenwick were not named.“We ask that each one of us take time over the next several days to reflect on our own past experiences and choices, and examine what roles each of us can play going forward that will make USC, and our larger society, fair, equitable, and free from harassment,” Quick wrote.The memo also addressed, in general terms, the abuse of power and recent sexual harassment cases at USC. “If we do not have equity, and inclusion, and opportunity — for everyone — then not only are we harming people, we are not maximizing our potential as a university,” Quick wrote. “That is a waste of our intellectual talent, and it limits our future at a time when we can ill afford it.”Quick also called for the deans of the different to hold forums for students to speak about “creating a culture of respect.” He said deans will report back to him with steps in improving the general culture at the school.last_img read more

Stock up/stock down: A look back at Syracuse’s loss to No. 13 Louisville

first_imgSyracuse (1-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) played competitively with No. 13 Louisville (2-0, 1-0) for the middle part of Friday’s game, but UofL outplayed SU for the rest of the contest. Louisville went up 21-0 within the first five minutes of the game and ultimately won, 62-28.Here’s a look at where some players and units stood out.Stock upAmba Etta-Tawo, redshirt senior wide receiverIt’s hard to think that Amba Etta-Tawo’s stock could’ve risen at all after catching 12 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown in the season opener against Colgate. He was even named the conference receiver of the week for his efforts. In Week 2, Etta-Tawo hauled in 12 catches for 103 yards and two scores against a much better Louisville defense. He was an outlet for quarterback Eric Dungey on broken plays and rollouts.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe most important thing to note here is the consistency. One game could’ve been a fluke, but through two weeks he’s one of only two players in the nation with more than 300 receiving yards.Parris Bennett, junior linebackerThere were plays where Parris Bennett looked bad — particularly one where a missed arm tackle at about the 10-yard line resulted in a Louisville touchdown and left Bennett face first in the turf, smacking his hand on the ground. But that applies to nearly everyone on defense on Friday.Despite his miscues, Bennett forced two fumbles — one of which was in the red zone — and finish second on the team with seven tackles.Syracuse’s conditioning and tempoFour separate times — three times in the red zone — Louisville players fell to the ground with what looked like cramps while Syracuse was quickly driving. The Orange’s offense and defense did not have any of the same problems. SU head coach Dino Babers was upset with the stoppages. After the game, Syracuse defensive tackle Steven Clark said he thought some of the instances were fake.Stock downSyracuse’s secondaryOn the first play from scrimmage, Louisville dual-threat quarterback Lamar Jackson hit receiver James Quick up the seam on the left side for a 72-yard touchdown pass. Quick burned Syracuse safety Antwan Cordy up the middle of the field. Two offensive plays for the Cardinals later, Jackson found receiver Jaylen Smith on a similar route, just on the other side of the field. Smith got inside safety Kielan Whitner for the 61-yard catch. Whitner described it as a “nightmare” scenario for the SU defense. Jackson picked apart the zones, and receivers often ran open across the middle of the field.To make matters worse, Cordy, a starting safety, and Juwan Dowels, a starting cornerback, were both injured in the game and did not return. With cornerback Wayne Morgan still recovering from an injury in training camp and safety Devon Clarke coming off one as well, SU is very thin at defensive back.Jordan Fredericks, sophomore running backJordan Fredericks is listed as the No. 2 running back on the depth chart, but it’s clear he’s not the No. 2 option. The Orange has opted for a rushing attack of primarily Dontae Strickland and Moe Neal. Fredericks had the longest run of the day (29 yards) but got only three carries — all in the fourth quarter when the score was already 62-28. His time in the backfield prior to that consisted mostly of blocking assignments.Fredericks was the No. 1 running back a year ago but lost the spot to Strickland after gaining weight and suffering an injury in the spring. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 11, 2016 at 8:22 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettuslast_img read more