Indian cricketer Prithvi Shaw suspended for 8 months over doping violation
Batsman Prithvi Shaw has been handed a backdated suspension of eight months by the BCCI for doping violation. The BCCI said that the 19-year-old batsman inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups. He was tested positive for a substance named Terbutaline.
He had earlier provided a urine sample as part of the BCCI’s anti-doping testing program during the SMAT tournament match on February 22 in Indore. His sample was thereafter tested and found to contain Terbutaline.
The period of Shaw's suspension would begin retrospectively from March 16, 2019, and end at midnight on November 15, 2019. Notably, this young batsman played the Indian Premier League (IPL) during this period.
The youngster also won’t be taking part in the two-match Test series against the Windies, which is set to take place after the conclusion of the ODI and T20I series, starting on August 3 at Lauderhill, Florida. He is recovering from a hip injury. And now, Shaw has been encircled with more misery.