A Jamaican soccer player has become the latest professional sportsman from the country to fail a doping test, Fifa, the sport's governing body, has announced.
Fifa has provisionally suspended the footballer and an official connected with the Jamaican national team for an initial period of 30 days and opened disciplinary proceedings following an "adverse analytical finding" in relation to a doping control conducted after the 2014 World Cup qualifying match in Honduras on June 11.
Neither the player nor the official have been named.
The player tested positive in his 'A' sample for a prohibited substance and has waived his right to have the 'B' sample analysed, Fifa said.
The player and official have until August 12 to request a hearing, and both parties, along with the Jamaican Football Federation must submit a statement, along with all related and supporting evidence, to the governing body by August 19.
Fifa said its anti-doping regulations prohibit the naming of any players or officials, the prohibited substance or the consequences imposed until it has been determined at a hearing that a violation has occurred.
Last month, Asafa Powell, the former 100 metres world record holder, was one of several Jamaican track and field athletes to test positive for a banned substance at June’s Jamaican championships, with others including female sprinters Sherone Simpson and Veronica Campbell-Brown, and discus throwers Travis Smikle and Allison Randall.