Another wrestler Sumit Sehrawat’s two-year suspension for a Methylhexaneamine (MHA) violation is set to end immediately.
The National Anti-Doping Agency Appeal Panel (NADAP), at a hearing held on Monday, decided to reduce Sehrawat’s suspension by 314 days on the same ground on which it had shortened the period of ineligibility of three other wrestlers — Rajeev Tomar, Rahul Mann and Mausam Khatri.
The NADAP concluded that the around 10-and-a-half months of delay could not be attributed to the wrestler and he should get the benefit according to Article 10.9.3 of the NADA Code.
In the normal course Sehrawat’s suspension, slapped by a disciplinary panel, would have ended on November 4 next.
Now his ineligibility will end as and when the order is signed.
The panel, however, reiterated that the disqualification of results and the consequent forfeiture of prizes, money, medals and points following the positive test would stand. — Special Correspondent