India goalkeeper let off with a reprimand by anti-doping disciplinary panel

first_imgIndian goalkeeper Subrata Paul, who had tested positive for prohibited substance, has been let off with a reprimand by the anti-doping disciplinary panel.Subrata Paul had tested positive for a specified substance (Terbutaline) on March 18 in an out-of-competition test. The former India captain accepted the optional provisional suspension, after he was able to prove that the anti-doping rule violation wasn’t intentional.Instead, the panel warned the All India Football Federation (AIFF) for negligence as it failed to provide guidelines to be followed by the team doctor, against whom the ADDP has recommended action.Paul has been handed a reprimand under the article (No significant fault or Negligence) of the NADA Code but no period of ineligibility was imposed.However, the AIFF came in for flak by the panel for not providing guidelines to be followed by the team doctor and the federation has been directed to take strict action against the doctor.The doctor in his appearance before the panel admitted that he failed to take due care in prescribing the medicine to Paul, which resulted in the anti-doping rule violation.last_img

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