ATK Mohun Bagan Participant Ashutosh Mehta Fails Dope Take a look at, Banned For two Years

ATK Mohun Bagan Player Ashutosh Mehta Fails Dope Test, Banned For 2 Years

Ashutosh Mehta pleaded that he didn’t have the intention to devour the substance.© Twitter

ATK Mohun Bagan’s Ashutosh Mehta, who had additionally made one worldwide look, turned the primary Indian Tremendous League participant to be handed a ban for doping as he has been suspended for 2 years by the NADA’s Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel for flunking a dope take a look at. Mehta examined constructive for morphine (narcotics) — specified substance — within the in-competition take a look at carried out on February 8 throughout an ISL match performed in Goa. The 31-year-old participant accepted provisional suspension, which was non-obligatory in his case, on June 24.

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Mehta pleaded that he didn’t have the intention to devour narcotic substance and he wished the advantage of substantial help clause.

Within the his defence, he claimed {that a} teammate of his “allegedly administered him with opium, a supply of morphine within the type of ‘Kaala Daba’ (actually translating to ‘Black Medication’) in pretext of it being an Ayurvedic Medication”.

“…it’s held that the athlete has violated Artwork 2.1 and a pair of.2 of NADA ADR 2021. Moreover, the panel is of the view that the anti-doping violation was unintentional…,” the panel headed by Chaitanya Mahajan stated within the order.

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“We accordingly maintain that the athlete is chargeable for a interval of ineligibility of two years.” The Panel directed that Mehta be given credit score of his provisional suspension. Former India goalkeeper Subrata Pual was handed a provisional suspension by the NADA in 2017 after for testing constructive for a prohibited substance in an out-of-competition take a look at carried out throughout a nationwide camp however was later let off with a warning after he was in a position to show that his dope violation was not intentional.

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At the moment, Paul was enjoying for an I-League membership DSK Shivajians though he had performed within the ISL the earlier yr.

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