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ATKMB participant Ashutosh Mehta fails dope take a look at, banned for two years

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ATKMB player Ashutosh Mehta fails dope test, banned for 2 years

ATK Mohun Bagan’s Ashutosh Mehta, who had additionally made one worldwide look, turned the primary Indian Super League participant to be handed a ban for doping as he has been suspended for 2 years by the NADA’s Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel for flunking a dope take a look at.

Mehta examined optimistic for morphine (narcotics) specified substance within the in-competition take a look at performed on February 8 throughout an ISL match performed in Goa. The 31-year-old participant accepted provisional suspension, which was non-compulsory in his case, on June 24.

Mehta pleaded that he didn’t have the intention to eat narcotic substance and he wished the advantage of substantial help clause. In the his protection, he claimed {that a} teammate of his “allegedly administered him with opium, a source of morphine in the form of ‘Kaala Daba’ (literally translating to ‘Black Medicine’) in pretext of it being an Ayurvedic Medicine”.

“it is held that the athlete has violated Art 2.1 and 2.2 of NADA ADR 2021. Furthermore, the panel is of the view that the anti-doping violation was unintentional,” the panel headed by Chaitanya Mahajan mentioned within the order.

“We accordingly hold that the athlete is liable for a period of ineligibility of two years.” The Panel directed that Mehta be given credit score of his provisional suspension.

Former India goalkeeper Subrata Paul was handed a provisional suspension by the NADA in 2017 after for testing optimistic for a prohibited substance in an out-of-competition take a look at performed throughout a nationwide camp however was later let off with a warning after he was capable of show that his dope violation was not intentional.

At that point, Paul was enjoying for an I-League membership DSK Shivajians though he had performed within the ISL the earlier yr.