Adrian D'Souza banned for one year

Jun 20, 2012, 09:32 IST | A Correspondent

Former India hockey goalie Adrian D'Souza was banned by the Nationa Anti-Doping disciplinary panel for one year yesterday after having tested positive for marijuana during the World Series Hockey (WSH) held earlier this year

D’Souza had tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a metabolite of marijuana, in a sample collected after a WSH match in Jalandhar in March. 

The disciplinary panel, chaired by retired justice Dinesh Dayal, reduced the ban to a year after a supplementary affidavit was submitted by the custodian yesterday. The fresh affidavit was from a person named Anthony Kaithavalappil who had earlier submitted an affidavit stating that the party at which he smoked, was at his place in Mumbai on March 15 this year. 

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