Prithvi Shaw suspended for doping violation

Mumbai: Indian Test cricketer Prithvi Shaw has been suspended for eight months for a doping violation, the Board of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement on Tuesday.

According to the media release from the BCCI, Prithvi Shaw, registered with Mumbai Cricket Association, had inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups.

19-year-old Shaw, who has played two Test matches against the West Indies in 2o18, will serve the ban till November 15, 2019.

Shaw had provided a urine sample as part of the BCCI’s anti-doping testing programme during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match on February 22, 2019 in Indore.

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