The BCCI, in a public statement, said that Shaw had accidentally ingested a restricted substance, which can be regularly found in cough syrups.
Indian Test opener Prithvi Shaw has been suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) till November 15, 2019, for a doping infringement. As per BCCI statement, accessible on their site, Shaw had “inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups.”
JUST IN: Prithvi Shaw handed a back-dated suspension until November 15, 2019 for doping violation pic.twitter.com/uJ1AMKbJC1
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) July 30, 2019
Prithvi Shaw is registered with Mumbai Cricket Association, has been suspended for a doping violation. He had inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups.”
Prithvi had given a pee test as a major aspect of the BCCI’s anti-doping testing program during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy coordinate on 22nd February 2019 in Indore. His sample was thoroughly tested and terbutaline was found in it. Terbutaline, a predetermined substance, is denied both In and Out of Competition in the WADA Prohibited List of Substances.
On 16th July 2019, Shaw was accused by the commission of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) under the BCCI Anti-Doping Rules (ADR) Article 2.1 and temporarily suspended pending assurance of the rule. Mr. Shaw reacted to the decision by conceding the ADRV yet affirming that it was coincidental, being brought about by his ingestion of the over the counter cough syrup he had taken for his cough issues.
The BCCI is happy with Prithvi’s clarification that he had taken Terbutaline unintentionally to treat a Respiratory Tract Infection and not as a performance upgrading dr*g. Having thought about the majority of the proof and taken expert advice, the BCCI has acknowledged Mr. Shaw’s clarification of the reason for his ADRV, and on that premise that he has been suspended for eight months, together with some conditions.
— Prithvi Shaw (@PrithviShaw) July 30, 2019
Consequently, Prithvi Shaw may come back to his State team and additionally to utilize the offices of any club or other part association of the BCCI after 12 PM on the fifteenth of September 2019.
Gud that u hav come up wit dis. Mistakes does happen and specially wen it’s sports related substances. I’m sure u will come back more focused and stronger. Best wishes always 😊
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) July 30, 2019
The BCCI has a zero-resilience approach towards doping in Cricket. All Cricketers are actually responsible for guaranteeing that anything they eat, d**nk or put in their body does not offer ascent to an ADRV under the BCCI Anti-Doping Code. The BCCI gives a committed 24X7 Anti-Doping Helpline where the Cricketers and Cricket support workforce can contact for any medication questions.