Yusuf gets ret­ro­spec­tive sus­pen­sion for dope fail

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NEW DELHI: In­dian all­rounder, Yusuf Pathan was on Tues­day handed a five-month ret­ro­spec­tive sus­pen­sion for fail­ing a dope test, a sanc­tion which will end on Jan­uary 14, af­ter the BCCI ac­cepted that the vi­o­la­tion was in­ad­ver­tent.

“Yusuf Pathan has been sus­pended for a dop­ing vi­o­la­tion. Pathan had in­ad­ver­tently in­gested a pro­hib­ited sub­stance, which can be com­monly found in cough syrups,” the BCCI said in a state­ment.

The 35-year-old Pathan had pro­vided a urine sam­ple as part of the BCCI’S anti-dop­ing test­ing pro­gram dur­ing a do­mes­tic T20 com­pe­ti­tion on March 16 last year.

“His sam­ple was sub­se­quently tested and found to con­tain Terbu­taline. Terbu­taline, a spec­i­fied sub­stance, is pro­hib­ited both In and Out of Com­pe­ti­tion in the WADA Pro­hib­ited List of Sub­stances,” the BCCI stated.

“Pathan re­sponded to the charge by ad­mit­ting the ADRV and as­sert­ing that it was caused by his in­ges­tion of a med­i­ca­tion con­tain­ing Terbu­taline that had been mis­tak­enly given to him in­stead of the med­i­ca­tion pre­scribed for him, which did not con­tain any pro­hib­ited sub­stance,” the BCCI ex­plained.

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