India’s top-notch footballer Subrata Paul has been placed under provisional suspension by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) following a request from the goalkeeper himself.
Paul, who tested positive for a banned substance Terbutaline Beta-2 Agonist during the National camp in Mumbai on March 18, had been provisionally suspended around May 25.
However, the goalkeeper kept on playing for his club, DSK Shivajians, in the Federation Cup held at Cuttack in May.The goalkeeper had applied for a voluntary suspension after his team’s exit from the tournament on the conclusion of the group stage on May 13.
“Paul opted for voluntary (provisional) suspension. So, he stands suspended,” said NADA Director General Navin Agarwal on Tuesday.
Subrata’s case is likely to come up for hearing before a disciplinary panel shortly. If he is found guilty and is placed under a period of ineligibility, then the duration of his provisional suspension will be deducted from the overall ban period.