Early hurdle: Prithvi Shaw faces suspension for doping violation, two more domestic cricketers caught

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India U-19 winning captain Prithvi Shaw has been handed a suspension after being tested positive for a banned substance in his sample. The batsman is suspended until the 15th of November. 

As per the statement released from the BCCI, Shaw had apparently inadvertently consumed the banned substance found in cough syrups. It also states that the youngster was tested on the 22nd of February in Indore during the BCCI’s anti-doping program which was carried out during the Syed Ali Mushtaq trophy.

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Shaw was tested positive for the substance Terbutaline which is prohibited according to WADA. The 19-year-old reportedly claimed that he used an over-the-counter cough syrup to relieve his distress. The BCCI has found this acceptable and has ruled out Shaw using the substance as a performance enhancer.

The other two cricketers that have been handed suspensions as a result of doping violations are Akshay Dullarwar from Vidharba and Divya Gajraj from Rajasthan.

Check out the statement from BCCI regarding Shaw’s case.

“Mr. Shaw had inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups.

“Mr. Shaw had provided a urine sample as part of the BCCI’s anti-doping testing program during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match on 22nd February 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,”

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