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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Yusuf Pathan eligible for IPL auction but doping case pending with WADA

Yusuf Pathan

Yusuf Pathan will be completing BCCI's retroactive five-month ban on him for first-time doping offence on January 14 but it is the open case in World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that rings trouble for him.

Completing his ban, Pathan will be available for the IPL auction, scheduled this month-end in Bengaluru. However, the period of his ban may not be WADA complaint.As per WADA Doping Code of 2015, a first-time doping offence invokes a four-year suspension but Pathan has served only five months.

"As this is a pending case, we are not in a position to comment," informed Maggie Durand, WADA's Manager, Media Relations and Communications in response to an email query by PTI whether the period of the ban imposed on him was WADA-compliant.
Yusuf Pathan will be completing BCCI's retroactive five-month ban on him for first-time doping offence on January 14 but it is the open case in World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that rings trouble for him.

Yusuf Pathan

Completing his ban, Pathan will be available for the IPL auction, scheduled this month-end in Bengaluru. However, the period of his ban may not be WADA complaint.As per WADA Doping Code of 2015, a first-time doping offence invokes a four-year suspension but Pathan has served only five months.

"As this is a pending case, we are not in a position to comment," informed Maggie Durand, WADA's Manager, Media Relations and Communications in response to an email query by PTI whether the period of the ban imposed on him was WADA-compliant.
"In all of the circumstances, the five-month period of ineligibility will be deemed to have started to run on 15 August 2017 and end at midnight on 14 January 2018," the Board stated.

The development comes amid the BCCI's stoic opposition to allow the National Anti-Doping Agency to test cricketers. The Board has refused to sign up with NADA despite repeated requests by the agency.
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