BCCI slaps 18-month doping ban on Sangwan

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has banned Delhi and Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Pradeep Sangwan for 18 months after he was found violating the board's anti-doping regulations in IPL 2013.

"The anti-doping case initiated against Sangwan by the BCCI Anti-Doping Tribunal was concluded on Oct 1, and the written decision issued by the Tribunal was received on Oct 18," said the BCCI in a statement Friday.

"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," it added.

Sangwan's ban commenced from May 6 and it lasts till Nov 5, 2014, keeping him away from any BCCI-run competition, including the ones conducted by its affiliates.

The 22-year-old featured in a couple of matches for Knight Riders in 2013. He has played 38 First Class matches for Delhi besides 35 List A games.