Ghanaian boxer Shakul Samed is out of the Commonwealth Games after failing a drugs test.
Samed’s A sample came back positive for furosemide – a banned masking agent and diuretic – and he has been immediately suspended.
The light-heavyweight boxer was due to face Luc Jean Rosalba today, but the athlete from Mauritius will instead win by default.
The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Anti-Doping and Medical Commission has informed Samed of the failure, as well as the Ghana Commonwealth Games Association.
Samed will be allowed to request analysis of his B sample or submit any other relevant information before a formal charge is issued.”