The former Indian all-rounder Yusuf Pathan suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India for a doping violation. The news is confirmed by the BCCI’s officials. The suspension will be backdated and end on 14th January 2018.
The blood sample of Yusuf Pathan was collected in March of the last year. In that sample the substance of Terbutaline found, which is in the prohibited list of WADA. Pathan suspended on 27 October, 2017, but the justice comes now.
A BCCI officials said,”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.”
“The BCCI is satisfied with Pathan’s explanation that he had taken Terbutaline inadvertently to treat an Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI) and not as a performance-enhancing drug. Having considered all of the evidence and taken expert external advice, the BCCI has accepted Pathan’s explanation of the cause of his ADRV, and on that basis has agreed that a period of ineligibility of five months should apply, together with the disqualification of certain results,” they added.
After that Yusuf Pathan tweeted with a letter on his official Twitter handle.
I wish to thank the @BCCI for allowing me to plead my case in a fair and reasonable manner. pic.twitter.com/S83TNUpqxZ
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) January 9, 2018