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Following Prithvi Shaw’s ban on failing the dope test, the BCCI official has termed it as ‘embarrassing’. His comments came on seeing the teenage sensation featuring in the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) during his ineligibility period.
In March 2019, Shaw had represented Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals during the domestic professional T20 league.
Meanwhile, the officials of the BCCI are not pleased with the calculation period of Shaw’s ineligibility post his eight-month ban. Thus, Shaw has been barred from playing any form of cricket.
Pertinently, the ineligibility includes the period when he plied his trade with Capitals.
On Tuesday (June 29), the board had revealed that Shaw had failed a dope test after consuming a banned substance – a Terbutaline.
Shaw in trouble, officials call it ’embarrassment’:
The senior official stated that it’s not ideal. The board had also revealed that the ban has started from March 16 until November 15. He also maintained the provision of the BCCI Anti-Doping Rule (ADR) Article 10.10.2, which also describes the violations and the procedures.
“The biggest embarrassment is that as per the order on Shaw. He is deemed to have been serving his period of ineligibility since March and he has, therefore, played the IPL during his period of ineligibility. Even if this is permitted in some manner, this doesn’t seem right. Where is the deterrence then if you are going to have the luxury of having played during the ‘deemed’ period of ineligibility,” IANS quoted the official, as saying.
On the other hand, another official maintained the players lack in awareness is an ‘embarrassment’. He added that an Indian player getting medicines had revealed about a lack of awareness.
The official Shaw didn’t bother to confirm from the anti-doping helpline regarding the salt of the cough ‘syrup’.
“It is a major embarrassment that an Indian player buying medicines over the counter did not have the good sense to call the anti-doping helpline to check the salt of the medicine before ingesting it,” the BCCI official added.
During the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Shaw had provided a urine sample to the BCCI’s anti-doping agency for the testing. However, the result came as negative when it was revealed that Shaw had consumed prohibited Terbutaline which is listed in the WADA Prohibited List.
Thus, he faced charge earlier this month for violating BCCI’s rules under the BCCI’s ADR Article 2.1.