Mumbai, July 18: Kolkata Knight Riders paceman Pradeep Sangwan has failed the random dope test in Indian Premier League Season 6, a TV report said on Thursday.
Sangwan, a left-arm medium fast bowler, had featured in two games for KKR in IPL 6. He played against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, he failed to take a wicket. Sangwan is the second cricketer in IPL to have failed a dope test after Pakistan's Mohammad Asif.
"Yes, Pradeep Sangwan has tested positive for banned substances during this edition of Indian Premier League. The BCCI has already issued a letter to the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) in this regard. There have been traces of banned substances in his ‘A' sample," a top BCCI official told PTI preferring anonymity.
"We will be able to know that only after the ‘B' sample test is done. As you have seen the trend in other sports, the ‘B' sample tests normally shows the trend of 'A' sample.
"One thing is for sure, the BCCI has zero-tolerance towards dope offenders. But at this point we can't comment about what action will be taken against the offender," the official said.
The 22-year-old plays for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy. He has previously been part of Delhi Daredevils in IPL.