Hockey goalie Akash Chikte’s suspension reduced to 13 months

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Hockey goalkeeper Akash Chike’s two-12 months dope suspension became Thursday reduced to thirteen months after the National Anti-Doping Agency concluded that the player did now not take the prohibited substance “intentionally”.

Chicken, a former India player, was provisionally suspended by NADA’s Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel (ADDP) for not less than two years for the usage of banned anabolic steroid (Norandrosterone) at some point of an out-of-competition test at some point of the senior crew’s hockey camp in Bengaluru on February 27 remaining yr.

But Chitke’s punishment has been decreased by way of the Anti-Doping Appeal Panel (ADAP) following listening to here Thursday.

 

“The Disciplinary Panel after going through all the facts concluded that the appellant had now not committed the anti-doping violation deliberately,” the ADAP said in its judgment.

Hockey goalkeeper Akash Chike’s -year dope suspension turned into Thursday reduced to thirteen months after the National Anti-Doping Agency concluded that the participant did no longer take the prohibited substance “deliberately”.

Chitke, a former India participant, became provisionally suspended via NADA’s Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel (ADDP) for at the least years for using banned anabolic steroid (Norandrosterone) throughout an out-of-opposition take a look at all through the senior group’s hockey camp in Bengaluru on February 27 last yr.

But Chitke’s punishment has been decreased by the Anti-Doping Appeal Panel (ADAP) following a hearing right here Thursday.

“The Disciplinary Panel after going thru all the facts concluded that the appellant had no longer devoted the anti-doping violation deliberately,” the ADAP stated in its judgement.

“We are therefore of the opinion that the ineligibility of four years (later reduced to at the very least 2 years) imposed on the appellant is faulty and ought to be substituted by way of the benefit available to the appellant underneath the NADA Anti-Doping Rules, 2015.

“We hereby regulate the order of the Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel and subsequently the ineligibility of 4 years under Article 10.2.1 from the date of the appellants provisional suspension, i.E. 27-03-2018, is modified to a duration of 13 months,” it brought.

Chitke’s urine sample document had Adverse Analytical Findings (AAF) for 19-Norandrosterone (19 NA, metabolite of Nandrolone or its Precursor) at a awareness level extra than 15 ng/ml, Androgenic Anabolic Steroid, which is non-exact substance as in line with NADA/WADA prohibited list.

Once Chitke’s ‘B’ pattern also confirmed comparable AAF locating, a listening to turned into carried out on August 13 final 12 months. The participant regarded before the panel and he stated he had consumed medicines prescribed by his medical doctor for remedy of the index finger on his left foot.

While it was proved that Chitke neither sought Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Certificate) nor did he point out about the injection taken on the Doping Control Form, he became able to establish that he had no information of the injection prescribed with the aid of the health practitioner, whom he consulted in Pune.

Thus, he changed into capable of avoid the maximum sanction of four years and he later appealed towards the 2-yr suspension, which has now been reduced to 13 months.

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