Yusuf Pathan caught using ‘Drugs’ suspended
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Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) suspended Indian cricket all-rounder Yusuf Pathan for five months on the grounds of a doping violation. An official statement has been issued stating that the All-Rounder had involuntarily ingested a prohibited substance which was found in cough syrups.
Earlier as well, the BCCI ordered the Baroda Cricket Association not to select him for the recently concluded Ranji Trophy giving the same reasons.
Last year, On March 16th, Yusuf had submitted his urine samples as part of BCCI’s anti-doping test program during a Domestic T20 match. He alleged to have taken the medication containing Terbutaline which was mistakenly prescribed to him. BCCI was satisfied with the explanation given and decided to end the suspension as soon as possible.
Suspension of Yusuf Pathan has been continuing since August 15th last year. The five-month Ban will end on January 14th, 2018 which means that the all-rounder will be available for Indian Premier League 11th edition.
Despite the incident happened like last year August, the information came out about his suspension only recently. Hopefully, this time the cricketer would be more careful about his intake of medications.