21st February 2020

Sports Integrity Briefs – 21 February 2020

• The World Boxing Council (WBC) has confirmed that analysis of Alejandra Jimenez’s B sample has confirmed an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for stanozolol, detected in her A sample last month. Jimenez questioned the AAF, which occurred on 10 January before she defeated  Franchon Crews-Dezurn to take the World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Organisation (WBO) titles. She argued that her 11 January post fight test was negative. ‘The WBC has notified Ms. Jimenez that, as part of the WBC CBP Results Management Procedure, it is affording her and her team the opportunity to present any available information and materials, and any exculpatory evidence they might deem appropriate’, reads the WBC statement.

Russia’s Blind Sports Federation (BOC) has sanctioned Nikolay Lukyanchikov (Николая Лукьянчикова) with an 18 month ban for an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) involving a prohibited substance, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) announced. Lukyanchikov’s ban will run from 4 October.

Umar Akmal has been provisionally suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) pending an investigation by its Anti Corruption Unit (ACU). The PCB said that Akmal had been provisionally suspended under its Anti Corruption Code, but declined to comment further.

• The international federation of football associations (FIFA) is investigating Kyrgyzstan’s 7-0 victory over Myanmar in a 2022 World Cup qualifier played in October last year for potential match-fixing, reports the Associated Press.

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