Just weeks after five of the nation's athletes produced positive tests, one of the country's footballers has also come under the microscope.An unnamed Jamaica international has been provisionally suspended for 30 days after failing a drug test, FIFA announced.
A team official has also been been banned until further notice after the player in question was found to have produced a positive sample after the nation's World Cup 2014 qualifying defeat to Honduras on June 11.
“The decisions by the chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee were duly notified to the Jamaican Football Association on 6 August," read a FIFA statement. "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.”
If it is confirmed that a doping violation has occurred, then the name of the player will be revealed.
The news is sure to rock Jamaica just weeks after five athletes, including former track and field world record holder Asafa Powell, failed drugs tests.
Jamaica currently sits at the bottom of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying hexagonal with just two points from six games.