U-19 Cricketer Prithvi Shaw Banned From Cricket
Talented U-19 skipper Prithvi Shaw has been banned from all forms of cricket for a period of 8 months, for failing the BCCI’s Doping test.
A Doping test is where blood and urine samples of sportspersons are collected to check if they are taking drugs to increase their endurance. Such tests are performed before any tournament to make sure the players are clean. Prithvi Pankaj Shaw is an Indian cricketer and former India national under-19 cricket team captain. The BCCI's anti-doping testing programme. During the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on 22nd February 2019, Shaw had provided a urine sample as part of this programme. His sample was subsequently tested and found to contain Terbutaline. Terbutaline is a chemical banned by the BCCI. Players are not supposed to consume this at all. Terbutaline is generally used to treat problems related to breathing and can be consumed if the athlete gets a certificate in advance but Shaw didn't apply for any license.
Shaw said that he agreed that he had consumed the chemical. He said that he had purchased a cough syrup for a cough and the chemical was present in the medicine. He was not aware about this and consumed it. He consumed it to cure his cough and not to improve his stamina. The BCCI on 30th July banned Shaw from all forms of cricket for a period of eight months after failing the test.Since he accepted this, the BCCI backdated the suspension. His suspension will start on 16th March 2019 and ending on 15th November 2019. However, the BCCI has allowed Shaw to start training from 15th September. During the Junior World Cup winning he had played very well and scored a hundred on his Test debut against the West Indies.