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Batsman handed a 12-month suspension

Batsman Jack Burnham has been handed a 12-month suspension from cricket after failing a drug test as part of the ECB’s illicit drugs policy.

The 20-year-old tested positive to a recreational drug in September.

Durham have stated that they will work with the PCA and ECB to offer Burnham 'the appropriate level of support'.

In a statement on the county's website, Burnham said: 

“I am bitterly disappointed in my actions, I’ve let my teammates, members and supporters down.

“I will work exceptionally hard to retain my fitness and carry out the rehabilitation procedures that have been put in place.”

The PCA said: “We are aware of the situation surrounding Jack Burnham and we will continue to work closely with Durham and the ECB to support Jack.

“There is an illicit drugs policy in place and we are very much part of that policy. All current players are made aware of the policy and the consequences of any breaches of the policy, during our programme of pre-season visits to the first-class counties and MCC Young Cricketers.”