The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended Indian all-rounder Yusuf Pathan for an anti-doping violation.
BCCI backdated the suspension to August 15, 2017 which mean that Pathan’s period of ineligibility will end on January 14, 2018.
His urine sample was found to contain Terabutaline which is in the WADA (World Anti-doping Agency) prohibited list of substances.
Mr Pathan said that he had “inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance which can be commonly found in cough syrups to treat an upper respiratory tract infection and not as a performance enhancing drug.
Yusuf Pathan will be available for the IPL auctions to be held at 27th January, 2018 in Bengaluru.