New Delhi: It couldn't have been a better birthday gift for Delhi's left-arm seamer Pradeep Sangwan as he received an e-mail from the BCCI confirming that his 18-month long doping ban has been lifted and that he can resume training with his state team.
"Yesterday was my 24th birthday and a day before that I got an e-mail from BCCI. They have confirmed that my ban has been lifted. BCCI has confirmed that all my latest urine sample reports have come negative. During the ban, I was not permitted to train or use any state association facilities. Now that the ban is over, I can at least train with the Ranji team," a relieved Sangwan told PTI.
Sangwan, who played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League, was the first Indian professional cricketer to be banned after banned substances were found in his urine sample.