Indian Cricketer All-Rounder Yusuf Pathan has failed a dope test during the Ranji tournament last year. As per Indian Express reports BCCI has informed the state association not to pick Yusuf Pathan after he failed the dope test. The leading newspaper quoting a source close to Pathan says the all-rounder took a medicine after he was feeling unwell.
“Mr. Pathan had provided a urine sample as part of the BCCI’s anti-doping testing program during a domestic T-20 competition on 16th March 2017 in New Delhi. His sample was subsequently tested and found to contain Terbutaline. Terbutaline, a specified substance, is prohibited both In & Out of Competition in the WADA Prohibited List of Substances.” The 35-year-old received a five-month ban due to a doping violation but will be free to play from Monday after it was backdated to August.
Meanwhile, Yusuf Pathan issued a statement to the press and said he had received a letter from BCCI back in October last year stating he had failed a dope test.”The prohibited substance was detected in my sample because of a medicine I was taking for a throat infection.Right from the first day I had full faith in Allah that I would be cleared of intentional doping. I have always competed in a fair and transparent manner,” Yusuf said in his press release.
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) January 9, 2018
On the positive result of the Dope Test, the BCCI issued the order for Baroda Association to not select Yusuf for the remaining matches of the ongoing season. This means that Yusuf will not play in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
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