U-19 Cricketer Prithvi Shaw Banned From Cricket

Before any team attends a cricket tournament, as per the rules the players have to provide blood and urine samples for the ‘Doping Test’. Why is this rule in place? Well, cricketers before participating in tournaments take drugs to increase their strength. This help in scoring runs and makes sure their stamina lasts for hours. The rule does not allow this. Better to be natural. This is the rule. Prithvi Pankaj Shaw is a former India national under-19 cricket team captain. On 22nd February 2019, the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match was held. When Prithvi went there, he was first asked to give blood and urine samples. After testing it they found a chemical called Terbutaline. This was not allowed. The BCCI has a list of chemicals which are banned. Terbutaline is one of them. This is why they have banned Prithvi from cricket. Prithvi agreed to his mistake. But he did not plan to do this. Since he had a cough, he purchased a cough syrup. the cough syrup had the Terbutaline but at the time he did not know about it. However he did not do this to increase his cricket performance. He accepted the ban. On 30th July 2019, the BCCI announced that Prithvi will be banned from cricket for a period of eight months. The BCCI said that they were banning him for 8 months but since he accepted his mistake they will not start the ban from July. Since the results were found on 22nd February the ban will start from 16th March 2019 and end on 15th November 2019. Since he had accepted it, he can start training for the BCCI from 15th September. He played very well in the Junior World Cup against West Indies. For the first time he participated in the match and scored 100 runs.

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