BCCI suspends three cricketers for doping violation named Akshay Dullarwar, Divya Gajraj and Prithvi Shaw

Highlights

  • BCCI suspends total three players of India.
  • 2 players are domestic cricketers and one is Indian national cricket team.
  • Their names are Akshay Dullarwar, Divya Gajraj and Prithvi Shaw.

BCCI yesterday issued a notification in which they suspended total three cricket players, two are domestic players, Akshay Dullarwar of Vidarbha and Divya Gajraj of Rajasthan and third one is Prithvi Shaw of Indian cricket team 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.

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.

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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.

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

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