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Hockey goalkeeper Akash Chikte ban for 2 years for doping

  • 20 Oct 2018 23:58:35

The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) has banned hockey goalkeeper Akash Chikte for two years after he tested positive for a prohibited substance earlier this year.

Chikte was provisionally suspended by NADA from March 27 and the minimum sanction of two years was imposed by the Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel (ADDP) after a final hearing on October 8.

Chikte was found positive for banned anabolic steroid (Norandrosterone) during an out-of-competition test during the senior team’s hockey camp in Bengaluru on February 27.

The final order was uploaded on agency’s website late on Thursday where it was mentioned that his case of dope violation was “unintentional” as he had taken medicine for an injury on his left foot.