Mumbai, Oct 19: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has banned Delhi and Kolkata Knight Riders' left-arm fast bowler Pradeep Sangwan for 18 months for a doping offence during the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year.
The BCCI announced its decision on Saturday. According to the ban, Sangwan cannot play till November 5, 2014. The ban has effective from May 2, 2013.
"The Anti-Doping Tribunal has declared the player (Pradeep Sangwan) ineligible for a period of 18 months, commencing on 6 May 2013 and expiring at midnight on 5 November 2014, from participating in any capacity in any event or activity (other than authorised anti-doping education or rehabilitation programmes) or competition authorised, organised or sanctioned by the BCCI," Sanjay Patel, BCCI's secretary, said in a media statement today.
"The Tribunal has found that the Player has committed an Anti-Doping Violation under Article 2.1 of the Code for the presence of the Prohibited Substance Stanozolol, an Anabolic Steroid," he added.
The anti-doping case initiated against the Player Pradeep Sangwan by the BCCI before the Anti-Doping Tribunal constituted under the BCCI Anti-Doping Code, was concluded on 1st October 2013, and the written Decision issued by the Anti-Doping Tribunal was received on 18th October 2013.
Sangwan, 22, was part of the India Under-19 World Cup team in 2008. He plays for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy and has been with KKR for last two years of IPL.