Apart from Shaw, two other domestic cricketers have also been handed suspensions by the BCCI
An official release from the cricket board stated that the Mumbai cricketer provided a urine sample as part of an anti-doping
testing program during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on February 22, 2019 in Indore.
The sample was found to contain Terbutaline - a substance that is on the WADA Prohibited List of Substances.
Following this finding, Shaw was charged with the commission of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) under the BCCI
Anti-Doping Rules (ADR) Article 2.1 on July 16, 2019, and has been suspended provisionally pending determination of the charge.
Shaw, in his response, said, he inadvertently took the drug because of consuming a cough syrup. BCCI found his explanation satisfactory and ruled out the possibility of it being consumed as a performance enhancer.
— Prithvi Shaw (@PrithviShaw) July 30, 2019
The BCCI has put a back-dated eight-month suspension which will go on till November 15, 2019.