The young Indian protege, Prithvi Shaw has been suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for eight months for doping violation on Tuesday and he has also released a detailed statement accepting the charges on his Twitter handle. He accepted that he consumed the prohibited substance accidentally through a cough syrup.
Describing the same, Shaw wrote, “I accept my fate with all sincerity”. Shaken with the news of his ban, he expressed hope that his ban will give an indirect warning to other athletes to be careful about the drug they consume.
— Prithvi Shaw (@PrithviShaw) July 30, 2019
According to the media release from the BCCI, Prithvi Shaw’s eight-month period of ineligibility will be deemed to have started to run from March 16, 2019, to November 15.
In a statement on Tuesday, the BCCI said, “Shaw had provided a urine sample as part of the BCCI’s anti-doping testing program during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match on February 22, 2019, in Indore. 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 statement further added, “On July 16th 2019, Shaw was charged with the commission of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) under the BCCI Anti-Doping Rules (ADR) Article 2.1 and provisionally suspended pending determination of the charge. Shaw responded to the charge by admitting the ADRV but asserting that it was inadvertent, being caused by his ingestion of the over the counter cough syrup he had taken for his cough,” the statement added.
According to rules, Shaw can return to train with the team or use BCCI facilities only after midnight on 15th September 2019. The ban means he will not be eligible for the home series against South Africa and Bangladesh.