Mumbai cricketer Prithvi Shaw handed an eight-month suspension for doping violation

The young cricketer has owned up to his mistake and accepted the suspension. Shaw's suspension will end at midnight on 15th November 2019 as the period of ineligibility will be considered to have begun March 16 onwards

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Young cricketer Prithvi Shaw's promising cricketing career has hit a roadblock as he has been suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) until November 15 for a doping violation.

The batsman, who hails from Mumbai, will have to face an eight-month suspension which will end at midnight on November 15, 2019, since the period of ineligibility will be considered to have begun March 16, 2019 onwards.

Shaw has not only been an eminent batsman for Mumbai cricket, but he has also earned himself and the Indian team fame through his explosive batting style. His consistency to perform earned him a place in the senior Indian team where he scored a century in just 99 deliveries in his debut match for India against West Indies.

In the meantime, Shaw has owned up to his mistake and has stated that although he is 'shaken by the decision', he will 'come out faster and stronger' out of this. 

According to a press release by the BCCI, Shaw had provided a urine sample as part of the BCCI’s anti-doping testing program during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match on February 22, 2019 in Indore.

His sample was subsequently tested and found to contain Terbutaline. Terbutaline, a specified substance, is prohibited both In & Out of Competition in the WADA Prohibited List of Substances.

The 19-year-old has played two Test matches for India before being ruled out of the Australia series due to an ankle injury. The youngster has scored a century along with a fifty in his two matches and has 237 runs to his tally.

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