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.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI): Prithvi Shaw registered with Mumbai Cricket Association, has been suspended for a doping violation for 8 months. Mr. Shaw had inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups. pic.twitter.com/m0bUnXrQC6
— ANI (@ANI) July 30, 2019
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.