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Former Mohun Bagan player Ashutosh Mehta banned for two years after failing doping testMEERI News

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Published by: Investigating Authority | Posted: September 22, 2022 11:25 am| Updated: September 22, 2022 11:25 am

New Delhi: Star footballer Ashutosh Mehta has been banned for two years by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for testing positive for doping. NADA announced this decision in an order dated September 14. It is known that NADA took this decision after the presence of banned morphine was found in his sample. NADA informed that he will be deported from June 24 this year. Apart from the national team, Ashutosh has also played for clubs like Mohun Bagan, Mumbai FC, Mumbai City FC, North East United and Aizawl FC. Mohun Bagan (Mohun Bagan) and Aizawl Jersey also won the I-League.

NADA sources said that Ashutosh’s doping test sample was collected during the ISL match in Goa on February 8 this year. Ashutosh was playing for Mohun Bagan at that time. On that day, Mohun Bagan faced Hyderabad FC but did not take the field. That sample was found to contain the banned morphine.

[আরও পড়ুন: বিশ্বকাপের পর অবসর নয়, পর্তুগালের জার্সিতে ২০২৪ ইউরো খেলতে চান রোনাল্ডো]

Ashutosh told the investigators that he had taken medicine given by his teammate to reduce body pain. He thought it was an Ayurvedic medicine. However, doping tests found no evidence of the presence of banned substances in the team member’s body. NADA found Ashutosh guilty after this. According to the Nadar Act, morphine is deportable for a minimum of two years. However, Ashutosh has an opportunity to approach the Anti-Doping Appellate Panel against the decision.

Ashutosh has played over 200 matches in the ISL and I-League for various first-tier clubs in India, including Mohun Bagan. However, he was not seen in the national team jersey after his debut against Oman on February 25 last year. He was released by Mohun Bagan at the end of last season. Earlier this season, Ashutosh did not sign anywhere, though his name was linked with clubs like Chennaiyin FC and Kerala Blasters.

[আরও পড়ুন: হরমনপ্রীতের দুরন্ত সেঞ্চুরি, ২৩ বছর বাদে ইংল্যান্ডের মাটিতে সিরিজ জয় ভারতের]

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