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Shaw receives back-dated suspension

Shaw receives back-dated suspension

Young Indian Test opener Prithvi Shaw has been suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for a doping violation. Shaw will be banned from competitive cricket until November 15, 2019 for a failed urine sample test conducted back in February during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

A BCCI release said Shaw had "inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups." Shaw’s sample was found to contain Terbutaline - a substance specified under the WADA Prohibited List of Substances.

He was charged for the violation on July 16 and provisionally suspended from cricket. The 19-year-old’s eight-month suspension has been back-dated to the time of the sample collection meaning that he will be eligible to return to international cricket by November 15.