[caption id="attachment_648561" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/jack-burnham.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-648561" alt="Jack Burnham (Image courtesy: Getty)" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/jack-burnham.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Jack Burnham (Image courtesy: Getty)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>It seems like the woes are never ending for Durham cricket. Big players like Keaton Jennings, Paul Coughlin and Graham Onions have departed from the club. Durham all-rounder and England vice-captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ben-stokes" target="_blank">Ben Stokes</a>, post his arrest, may end up not playing The Ashes later this year for the street brawl. Now the side faces another big blow as one of their brightest talents, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/jack-burnham" target="_blank">Jack Burnham</a> is ruled out of their 2018 campaign for testing positive for a recreational drug. <p></p> <p></p>The guidelines of the England and Wales Cricket Board s (ECB) illicit drugs policy makes Burnham unavailable for a year. According to reports, a hair sample taken last month tested positive and it was the 20-year-old cricketer s third such offence. <p></p> <p></p> I am bitterly disappointed in my actions, I ve let my teammates, members and supporters down, Burnham said in a statement released by Durham s official website. I will work exceptionally hard to retain my fitness and carry out the rehabilitation procedures that have been put in place. <p></p> <p></p>The Professional Cricketers Association (PCA) will support the youngster alongside his club and ECB. Burham <p></p> <p></p>The PCA confirmed in their own statement that they would support the young batsman along with his club and the ECB. <p></p> <p></p>Progressing from various age groups in Durham, he has played 26 First-Class games for the county, amassing 1,018 runs at over 25. He became a big name when he top scored in the Under-19 World Cup in 2016. He scored more runs than future internationals and other stars from that tournament, India s Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer. His tally of 418 runs helped him surpass England s previous record that was set by Alastair Cook. <p></p> <p></p>In addition to his ban term, Burnham will have an approved rehabilitation programme which included educations, counseling and treatment before he resumes his playing career again.