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India allrounder Yusuf Pathan has been suspended by the (BCCI) for five months on the grounds of a doping

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India all-rounder Yusuf Pathan has been suspended by the (BCCI) for five months on the grounds of a doping

India all-rounder Yusuf Pathan has been suspended by the (BCCI) for five months on the grounds of a doping
violation. The BCCI, hours after it was reported that it had instructed the Baroda Cricket Association to not select him for the recently concluded Ranji Trophy,
released a statement Tuesday revealing that the 35-year-old had “inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups.”

According to a report published in a leading daily, Pathan, who played just one Ranji Trophy game for Baroda last season, “consumed a medicine named Brozeet which has Terbutaline in it. While Terbutaline is a banned substance, a player is allowed to take it if he has taken prior permission, neither Pathan nor the team doctor took prior permission,” says the report.

The report further adds that after the test returned positive, BCCI asked Baroda not to pick Pathan for the reminder of the tournament. Pathan has not played any
form of cricket since October last year. Pathan is now the second Indian cricketer to be tested positive after Delhi bowler Pradeep Sangwan was handed an 18-month
ban after he was tested positive for banned substances during 2012 IPL.Yusuf Pathan has thanked the Indian Cricket Board for providing him with an opportunity to present his side of things and a fair trial after he tested positive for banned substance Terbutaline. He clarified that he took a medicine, to treat throat infection, which contained the banned substance.
statement, Pathan said, “I had received a letter from the BCCI on 27.10.2017, stating that I had failed a doping test for the substance ‘terbutaline’. The prohibited substance was detected in my sample because of a medicine that 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. Competing for India and my home state Baroda has been a matter of immense pride and encouragement for me and I would never act in any manner to bring my motherland or Baroda, in any kind of disrepute. I would like to once again assure to the BCCI, Baroda Cricket Association and my fans and I promise to be more careful with what I consume henceforth. In hindsight, I should have been more careful and checked the status of the medications with BCCI’s dedicated Anti-Doping Helpline.”

“I wish to thank the BCCI for allowing me to plead my case in a fair and reasonable manner. I also wish to thank my manager, my support staff, my family as well as my lawyer Mr. Visushpat Singhania and his team for their continued support and faith throughout the case.”

Pathan’s retrospective suspension ends on January 14, 2018 after the BCCI accepted his plea that the violation was a mistake. “Mr Yusuf Pathan has been suspended for a doping violation. Mr Pathan had inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups,” the BCCI said in a statement.

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