Delhi bowler Pradeep Sangwan was on 19 October 2013 slapped with an 18-month ban from cricket after being found guilty of consuming a banned anabolic steroid by the Anti-Doping Tribunal of Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Sangwan is only the second cricketer in the history of IPL after Pakistani speedster Mohammed Asif to have been found guilty of consuming banned drugs.
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.
The Tribunal has declared the player 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 or competition authorised, organised or sanctioned by the BCCI or any of the other bodies referred to in Article 10.10.1 of the Rules.
About Pradeep Sangwan
Pradeep Sangwan is registered with the Delhi District Cricket Association and Contracted with the Kolkata Knight Riders IPL Team.
Pradeep Sangwan, who played a stellar role in India’s victorious U-19 World Cup campaign back in 2008 represented Kolkata Knight Riders during the last two editions of the IPL. He has taken 123 wickets in 38 first-class matches.
Sangwan, who hails from Najafgarh, played two matches in the IPL against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad. He could not get a single wicket during the two games.
Anti-Doping Tribunal is a panel of three persons appointed by the BCCI consisting of a Chair (who shall be legally qualified), and other lawyers and/or a medical expert and/or a technical expert with experience in anti-doping, to perform the functions assigned to the Anti-Doping Tribunal under the Rules.
About the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the national governing body for all forms of cricket in India. The board was formed in December 1928 as BCCI replaced Calcutta Cricket Club. BCCI headquarter is at Mumbai and the present president of BCCI is M.N. Srinivasan.
When: 19 October 2013