Ashutosh Mehta begged that he had no intention of consuming the substance.© Twitter
Ashutosh Mehta of ATK Mohun Bagan, who also made one international appearance, has become the first Indian Super League player to be banned for doping as he has been subject to the Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee of the country. NADA suspended for two years for dope testing. Mehta tested positive for morphine – a designated substance – in a competition test conducted on 8 February during an ISL match in Goa. The 31-year-old accepted a temporary suspension, which was optional in his case, on June 24.
Mehta pleads that he has no intention of consuming the drug and that he wants to benefit from the substantial support provision.
In his defense, he claimed that one of his teammates “is said to have administered him with opium, a supply of morphine in the form of ‘Kaala Daba’ (literally, “Black Drug”). on the grounds that it is an Ayurvedic medicine”.
“… it is alleged that the athlete violated Articles 2.1 and 2.2 of the NADA ADR 2021. Furthermore, the panel held that the anti-doping violation was unintentional …”, the panel headed by Chaitanya Mahajan said. know in command.
“Accordingly, we hold that the athlete is liable for a period of disqualification of two years.” The board directed that Mehta be recognized as his temporary suspension. Former India goalkeeper Subrata Pual was given a temporary suspension by NADA in 2017 after testing positive for a banned substance during an out-of-competition test conducted during a national camp but subsequently passed away. be warned after proving it. that his dope violation was not intentional.
At the time, Paul was playing for I-League club DSK Shivajians even though he had played in ISL the previous year.
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