The 35-year-old Pathan, a member of the victorious Indian 2011 World Cup squad, had provided a urine sample as part of the BCCI's anti-doping testing program during a domestic T20 competition on March 16 last year.
The hard-hitting all-rounder released a statement on his official Twitter handle saying that he was confident of being cleared of the charge and promised to act more responsibly in future.
The BCCI said Pathan had been provisionally suspended on October 28 last year and the Board has now decided to backdate the period of his final suspension from August 15.
"The Afghan wicketkeeper-batsman had inadvertently ingested the prohibited substance, as a contaminant of a weight loss product he was taking, Hydroxycut," the ICC said in a statement.
Roselyne Bachelot, who served as Minister for Health and Sport of France between 2007 and 2010, had alleged that Nadal's seven-month injury break in 2012 was due to the failed drug test.
Manpreet Kaur recently won a gold medal in the Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar.
A doping ban on the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) was extended, after an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) taskforce recommendation was approved by the world athletics governing body's council, the media reported.
India's embarrassingly high ranking in the global doping violators' list is expected to become more "respectable", the National Anti-Doping Agency claimed today, asserting that it has successfully tightened its monitoring system.
West Indies cricketer Andre Russell has been handed a one-year ban for breaching anti-doping regulations. The Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel took the decision after the player failed to reveal his whereabouts between March and September
In a big blow for the fastest human ever timed, Usain Bolt has been stripped of one of his nine Olympic gold medals in a doping case involving teammate Nesta Carter. The IOC said Wednesday
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova is all set to lift the racket once again after her doping suspension. The tennis superstar will make her comeback on April 26 at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday said that it had opened 28 proceedings against Russian athletes whose urine samples during 2004 likely to be tempered. The IOC said Friday it has opened 28 disciplinary
In a move aimed at checking rising instances of foul play in international track and field events, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has now launched an online portal to report doping. As per
Seven medallists of the London 2012 Olympics have been disqualified by the IOC after they tested positive in new doping tests.
CBI on Tuesday registered a case in the alleged dope scandal involving international wrestler Narsingh Yadav, who was barred from participating in the Rio Olympics after banned substances were found in his urine samples.
In a major relief for Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova, the Court of Arbitration for Sport today reduced her two-year doping ban to 15 months. The ruling comes after the Russian start filed an appeal
The Prime Minister Office (PMO) has referred Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav’s doping case to the Crime Branch of Investigation (CBI), Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) said today.