Prithvi Shaw suspended: The Indian opening batsman has been suspended after a banned substance was found in his urine sample.
India opening batsman Prithvi Shaw has been handed an eight-month suspension after a banned substance was found in his urine sample. The 19-year old cricketer won’t be allowed to take part in any international or BCCI-conducted tournament till November 15 this year.
Shaw has been handed a back-dated ban dating back to March 15 this year. It is believed that Shaw was tested during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match in February this year in Indore. His urine sample contained terbutaline, a banned substance which is generally found in cough syrups.
Going by reports in Cricbuzz, the 19-year old batsman said in his defense that he inadvertently took the drug because of consuming an over-the-counter syrup for his cough.
Shaw last played international cricket in his debut Test series against West Indies in October. He was declared the ‘Man of the Series‘ in his maiden series on the back of scoring 237 runs at a strike rate of 94.04 including one century and half-century each.
While he gave glimpses of being a long-term option at the top of the order, Shaw injured his ankle during a pre-series warm-up match in Australia to be eventually ruled out of the series.
Prithvi Shaw suspended – How Twitter reacted:
Prithvi Shaw in doping trouble. Suspended. pic.twitter.com/2sLl7yX2pk
— Jamie Alter (@alter_jamie) July 30, 2019
Breaking News: Prithvi Shaw has been suspended for 8 months by BCCI for doping violation. He is said to have inadvertently taken a banned substance found in cough syrups and will miss out on first half of Indian cricket season – ban wef Match 16 till Nov 16th
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) July 30, 2019
#BreakingNews: Prithvi Shaw has been suspended by the BCCI for doping violation. His urine sample was found to contain Terbutaline, a banned substance. His 8-month ineligibility period began on March 16 and will end on the midnight of November 15, 2019.
— Noel D’Souza (@Noel2589) July 30, 2019
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