Cricketer Yusuf Pathan suspended for failing dope test
Indian cricketer Yusuf Pathan has been issued a five-month back-dated suspension by the BCCI for testing positive for a banned substance.
He was tested for drugs in March 2017 during a domestic T20 match in New Delhi.
The suspension is back dated and starts from 15 August 2017 till 14 January 2018.
As per reports, banned substance Terbutaline was found in the urine sample of Yusuf Pathan.
Terbutaline is usually found in cough syrups.
Pathan has sad that he had taken it unknowingly as he was suffering from a throat infection at the time.
He also said that he should have been more careful before consuming the medicine and will not be as careless in the future.
The BCCI has also announced that they have accepted the explanation given by Yusuf Pathan and have considered this while giving out the suspension.
Pathan has played 57 One Day Internationals and 22 T20 matches for India and has represented Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.