On birthday, Prithvi Shaw vows strong return from doping ban

Prithvi Shaw, who turned 20 on Saturday, is gearing up for a comeback and is expected to turn out for Mumbai in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Shaw, a 19-year-old top-order batsman with enormous potential, made a dazzling start to his international career against the West Indies last year.   -  BCCI

India opener Prithvi Shaw has promised to start afresh as he gears up for his comeback to competitive cricket after serving an eight-month doping suspension handed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Shaw was banned from all forms of cricket by the Indian cricket board for a retrospective period of eight months in July after failing a dope test during the Mushtaq Ali Trophy in March.

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Shaw’s ban ends on November 15 and he has already started training for the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, where he will play for Mumbai.

Shaw, who has represented India in two Test matches, last played competitive cricket in the Indian Premier League in May.