5-month suspension over negative dope test to end, Yusuf Pathan won’t miss IPL

Vadodara: Board of Cricket Control in India(BCCI) today said it has banned Baroda based all-rounder Yusuf Pathan after failing a dope test. Pathan had admitted he had inadvertently consumed a banned substance. He is serving his 5-month suspension that began on 15 August 2017 and will end at midnight on 14 January 2018. BCCI said Yusuf Pathan has been suspended for five months for a doping violation. He had inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups. The BCCI said it is satisfied with Mr Pathan’s explanation.

Pathan had failed a dope test during the Ranji tournament last year. BCCI had informed the state association not to pick Pathan after he failed the dope test. Pathan had taken a medicine after he was feeling unwell. However, he failed to apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption. Pathan took Brozeet which has Terbutaline in it on the advice of the team doctor. He was not aware that the medicine he took had something which was banned. 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.

Pathan has played 57 ODIs and 22 T20 Internationals for India. His last international appearance was against South Africa in Johannesburg in 2012.

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