Yusuf Pathan gets ban for doping violation
all-rounder Yusuf Pathan has been handed a back-dated five-month ban by the BCCI. The 35-year-old, who previously played for India in 2012, was found to sustain the violation of the BCCI’s anti-doping guidelines, having ingested the restricted product Terbutaline. The ban expires on January 14, 2018.
A BCCI statement said Yusuf Pathan acquired “inadvertently ingested a prohibited compound, that can be common in cough syrups”. Yusuf Pathan provided a urine test within the BCCI’s anti-doping screening programme during domestic T20 competition on March 16 this past year. Upon trials, his test was found to contain Terbutaline, an element that is prohibited both in and out of competition on World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) set of prohibited substances.
Yusuf Pathan was charged with an anti-doping violation under the BCCI Anti-Doping Guidelines on October 27 and was provisionally suspended pending dedication of the charge. Eventually, his five-month ban was regarded to have begun from August 15 this past year as the BCCI was content with Yusuf Pathan’s description that – according to the table release – he previously “taken Terbutaline inadvertently to take care of an Upper RESPIRATORY SYSTEM Infection (URTI) rather than as a performance-enhancing drug”.
“Having considered every one of the evidence and considered expert exterior advice, the BCCI has accepted Mr. Yusuf Pathan’s reason for his ADRV [anti-doping rules violation], and on that basis has arranged that an amount of ineligibility of five a few months should apply,” the BCCI release said.
On your choice to back-date the suspension, the discharge said: “Under BCCI ADR [anti-doping guidelines] Article 10.10.3, Mr. Yusuf Pathan is eligible for the entire credit against that amount of ineligibility for the provisional suspension that he has been providing since 28 October 2017.
“In addition, you can find discretion under BCCI ADR Article 10.10.2 to back-date the beginning date of the time of ineligibility even more due to Mr. Yusuf Pathan’s fast entrance of his ADRV after being met with it by the BCCI, and under BCCI ADR Article 10.10.1 due to the delays in the results management in cases like this that aren’t due to Mr Yusuf Pathan.”
The BCCI also mentioned that Yusuf Pathan acquired recently been drug-tested five times without the “adverse analytical findings”. Based on the panel, while Yusuf Pathan experienced departed from the rigorous standard of “utmost extreme care” expected of a new player under the BCCI’s Anti-Doping Guidelines in this situation, his departure from such standard was considered never to be “significant”.
In an assertion, Yusuf Pathan said he’d become more careful along with his selection of medication in the foreseeable future. “The prohibited chemical was detected in my own sample due to a medicine I got taking for throat an infection,” he said. “I’d like to once more assure the BCCI, Baroda Cricket Connection and my followers and I assure to become more careful using what I ingest henceforth. In hindsight, I will have been more careful and examined the position of the medications with the BCCI’s dedicated anti-doping helpline.”
Yusuf Pathan had played out only two complements for Baroda through the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy season before his provisional ban required effect, rating 111 and 136* against Madhya Pradesh. He’ll be eligible to come back to action in the Super League period of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 competition.
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