BCCI suspends three cricketers for doping violation

Akshay Dullarwar of Vidarbha and Divya Gajraj of Rjasthan — were handed backdated suspensions along with Prithvi Shaw for a doping violation in the 2018-19 domestic season.

Prithvi Shaw was among the three cricketers found to have violated BCCI's anti-doping code of conduct during the 2018-19 domestic season.   -  AP

Two domestic players — Akshay Dullarwar of Vidarbha and Divya Gajraj of Rjasthan — were handed backdated suspensions along with Prithvi Shaw for a doping violation in the 2018-19 domestic season.

Akshay Dullarwar of Vidarbha was found to have inadvertently ingested Desacetyl Deflazacort, a metabolite of Deflazacort, which is a Glucocorticoid that is prohibited In-Competition in the WADA Prohibited List of Substances, for treatment of an infection. The urine sample was collected as part of the BCCI’s anti-doping testing program during the Men’s Under-23 One-day match on 10 March 2019 in Hyderabad.

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Similar to Prithvi Shaw's case, BCCI found Dullarwar's explanation satisfactory and handed a backdated suspension of eight months from the date of collection of samples.

Divya Gajraj also mistakenly ingested a prohibited substance for treatment of an eye injury.

His urine sample, collected during the Cooch Behar Trophy Under-19 match on 5 February 2019, was found to  contain Acetazolamide, which is a Diuretic & Masking Agent, that is prohibited at all times in the WADA Prohibited List of Substances.

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He was handed a six-month ban dated from March 26 after finding his explanation to be genuine.