The world’s highest sports tribunal based in Switzerland, upheld International Association of Athletics Federation’s (IAAF) appeal to increase the ban on Ashwini Akkunji, Mandeep Kaur, Sini Jose, Juana Murmu, Priyanka Panwar and Tiana Mary Thomas from one to two years.

Akkunji, Mandeep and Jose are Asian and Commonwealth Games gold medallists.

Their ban period will start from the day of provisional suspension slapped on them by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) last year.