Subrata Paul suspended by NADA

The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) has placed footballer Subrata Paul under provisional suspension following a request from the ace goalkeeper.

Paul, who tested positive for a banned substance Terbutaline Beta-2 Agonist during the National camp in Mumbai on March 18, was provisionally suspended in the last week of May.   -  Special Arrangement

The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) has placed footballer Subrata Paul under provisional suspension following a request from the ace goalkeeper.

Paul, who tested positive for a banned substance Terbutaline Beta-2 Agonist during the National camp in Mumbai on March 18, was provisionally suspended in the last week of May.

NADA did not suspend him provisionally on the ground that Terbutaline Beta-2 Agonist was a “specified substance.” This allowed Paul to play for his club, DSK Shivajians, in the Federation Cup at Cuttack last month.

Apparently, Paul applied for a voluntary suspension after his team’s exit from the tournament on the conclusion of the group stage on May 13.

“Paul opted for voluntary (provisional) suspension. So, he stands suspended,” said NADA Director General Navin Agarwal on Tuesday.

It is learnt that Paul was provisionally suspended around May 25. His case is likely to come up for hearing before a disciplinary panel shortly. In case he is found guilty and is placed under a period of ineligibility, then the duration of his provisional suspension will be deducted from the overall ban period.

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