Yusuf Pathan, the Baroda all-rounder, has been suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India for a doping violation, the board confirmed on Tuesday.
Despite being slapped with a five-month ban by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for failing a dope test,A�Yusuf Pathan will not miss the upcoming season of the IPL. The reason being he was handed a backdated ban of five months which had begun on August 15, 2017, and will end on January 14, 2018.
Pathan’s sample, which was collected in March last year, contained Terbutaline – a substance that’s included in the WADA Prohibited List of Substances. He was provisionally suspended on 27 October 2017 pending determination of the charge.Pathan had admitted to taking a medicine to treat an Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI).”Mr. Pathan responded to the charge by admitting the ADRV and asserting that it was caused by his ingestion of a medication containing Terbutaline that had been mistakenly given to him instead of the medication prescribed for him, which did not contain any prohibited substance,” said BCCI.BCCI said that the backdating has happened because of Pathan’s “prompt admission of his ADRV upon being confronted with it by the BCCI” and “delays in the results management in this case that are not attributable to Mr Pathan.”