Young Indian cricketer Prithvi Shaw suspended from International cricket for 8 months.
Indian Test opener Prithvi Shaw suspended from International cricket for eight months
Prithvi Shaw who played two Test matches for India, till now is suspended from International cricket until November 15, 2019.
Prithvi Shaw suspended from the International cricket for doping violations.
The 19-year-old young cricketer provided a urine sample as part of an anti-doping testing program during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on February 22, 2019, in Indore. Prithvi Shaw’s urine sample was found to contain Terbutaline. Terbutaline is a substance that is on the WADA Prohibited List of Substances.
Shaw was charged with the commission of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) under the BCCI Anti-Doping Rules (ADR) Article 2.1 on July 16, 2019, and provisionally suspended pending determination of the charge.
Prithvi Shaw responded by saying that he inadvertently took the drug because of consuming an over-the-counter syrup for his cough.
“Mr. Prithvi Shaw registered with Mumbai Cricket Association, has been suspended for a doping violation. Mr. Shaw had inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups,” said BCCI in a statement.
With Prithvi, there were two more cricketers, Akshay Dullarwar and Divya Gajraj who were handed suspensions for doping violations.