Will Prithvi Shaw return for Mumbai in Syed Mustaq Ali Trophy?

XtraTime Web Desk: Mumbai and India cricketer Prithvi Shah is likely to return at 22 yards for the Syed Mustaq Ali Trophy. Young Shaw will have his eight month suspension lifted on November 16. He was suspended for taking a prohibited substance.

Shaw did not feature in the Mumbai team for the first three matches of Syed Mustaq Ali Trophy. It will be interested if the selectors include Shaw in the team once his suspension is lifted. Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur and Shivam Dube were not available for selection as they are part of the India squad that is playing against Bangladesh in the ensuing T20I series.                                                       

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) suspended Shaw in July this year. In a statement released by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), it said, “Prithvi Shaw, registered with Mumbai Cricket Association, has been suspended for a doping violation. Shaw had inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups.”

The Anti Doping team of BCCI recovered a prohibited substance Terbutaline from the urine sample, provided by the cricketer during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match on February 22, 2019, in Indore.

“On July 16, Shaw was charged with the commission of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) under the BCCI Anti-Doping Rules (ADR) Article 2.1 and provisionally suspended pending determination of the charge. Shaw responded to the charge by admitting the ADRV but asserting that it was inadvertent, being caused by his ingestion of the over the counter cough syrup he had taken for his cough,” it had added.

The eight-month period of ineligibility began retrospectively from March 16 and will end on November 15 this year.

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