Prithvi Shaw Got Suspended for Eight Months for Doping Violation
India’s young batting star Prithvi Shaw has been suspended for eight months by the BCCI for a doping violation. The 19-year-old was provisionally charged and suspended pending the determination of the charge on 16 July 2019.
Shaw, who made his debut in the Test cricket in November 2018, received a retroactive suspension until November 15, 2019.
Prithvi Shaw, registered with the Mumbai Cricket Association, has been suspended for a doping violation. Shaw had inadvertently ingested a banned substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups,” BCCI said in a statement.
Shaw’s urine sample was taken during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match on 22 February 2019 in Indore. As part of the BCCI’s anti-doping testing program.
Prithvi urine sample was analyzed and found to contain terbutaline. Terbutaline, a specific substance, is banned both within and outside competition in the WADA’s List of Prohibited Substances,” the BCCI statement said.
Shaw claimed he had taken an over-the-counter cough syrup containing the banned substance. The BCCI accepted Shaw’s explanation of the cause of his doping violation after taking into account all the evidence and banned it for eight months. However, he is allowed to resume training with his state team as of September 15, 2019.
Earlier this month, an injury in the first match ruled him off the one-day stage of India’s Caribbean tour starting July 11.