Narsingh tells CBI his food was spiked

Wrestler Narsingh Yadav, who was barred from participating in the Rio Olympics, told the Central Bureau of Investigation that his food was spiked.

Narsingh Yadav was barred from participating from the Rio Olympics following a four-year ban slapped on him by the CAS.   -  Sushil Kumar Verma

Wrestler Narisingh Yadav, who was barred from participating in the Rio Olympics, on Saturday recorded his statement with the Central Bureau of Investigation. He reiterated that his scandalous dope test was a result of conspiracy by rivals who spiked his food or drinks at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) hostel in Sonepat.

He, however, remains hopeful that of returning to the wrestling mat.

The CBI, now, is preparing to seek clarifications from SAI officials.

The Court of Arbitration of Sports (CAS) slapped a four-year ban on the 74kg Indian grappler for doping. Days before the Olympics, Narsingh was cleared of doping charges by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA), who said the wrestler was indeed a victim of 'sabotage' and deserved the benefit of doubt.