Subscribe
We deliver the northeast

Prithvi Shaw Banned for 8 Months for Failing Dope Test

Guwahati, July 31, 2019:

Indian cricketer Prithvi Shaw has been pronounced an eight-month suspension for a doping violation after ingesting a prohibited substance Terbutaline, said BCCI on Tuesday.

He will serve the ban till November 15, 2019 but can resume training after September 15 midnight.

Prithvi Shaw made his test debut last year and to his credit, has already scored a ton.

The BCCI said Shaw admitted to the Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) but he asserted that it was unintentional, ingesting the substance when he had used an over-the-counter cough syrup.

Later, the right-handed batsman released a statement on Tuesday saying he will accept the punishment and hoped this example would deter other athletes from neglecting protocol when it came to taking medicines.

Shaw is nursing a hip injury and missed the tour of West Indies. He will not be available for Duleep Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy and a part of Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy.

Moreover, Prithvi will also miss India’s home series against Bangladesh and South Africa.
Meanwhile, he took it to the social media and twitted: “We as athletes need to be extremely careful in taking any medicine for the smallest of medical ailments even if the medicine is available over the counter.”

Inside Northeast’s Campaign #LetsSaveDeeporBeel is now supported by Oil India Limited (OIL). Join us as we continue the awareness campaign to preserve the only Ramsar site in Assam which is facing immense threats (A Ramsar site is a wetland site designated to be of international importance under the Ramsar Convention). We need your help to preserve this site of great ecological importance. Join the #LetsSaveDeeporBeel campaign and tweet about it, and do tag us on Twitter. Let’s make some noise!

Download:

The Inside Northeast app HERE for News, Views and Reviews from Northeast India.

Do keep following us for news on-the-go. We deliver the Northeast.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.