Narsingh Yadav doping case: No clarity on NADA’s final judgement date


New Delhi: Wrestler Narsingh Yadav is regularly on the headlines of the news as just few days back he was tested positive for steroid during the dope test.

The hearing of the case was announced by the court on Thursday but no clarity has been found over NADA's final verdict which will decide the wrestler's Rio Olympics fate.

India-West Indies Test Series: Cricketer KL Rahul to replace injured Murali Vijay in second Test

After the hearing of the case, NADA counsel has alleged that the judgement on the case will be announced on 30 July or on 1 august.  

Currently, it has not been finalized yet by the NADA counsel whether the decision will come out on Saturday or on Monday.

 When reporters contacted him, the counsels of both NADA and Narsingh said they have not been told when the panel would give its final decision.

"We have not been told when the verdict will come. It may be tomorrow or Monday but we don't know when," a Wrestling Federation of Indian source said.

"There is a 50-50 chance that he might be let off with a warning or may be handed a ban by the NADA disciplinary panel," the source said.

The case was presented by the lawyers of Narsingh Yadav on Wednesday. Moreover, they argued that there was a conspiracy against the wrestler.

"The argument by NADA was that he is not eligible for remission which he has been asking. Narsingh did not produce the relevant circumstantial evidence that there could have been sabotage as had been claimed by them," NADA's lawyer Gaurang Kanth told reporters at the end of the hearing.

"They filed an affidavit that his drinks or water was spiked but they did not produce the evidence to prove it to satisfy NADA and WADA," he argued.

David Hussey named as Melbourne Stars skipper in BBL 2016-17

Narsingh Yadav has been replaced by Parveen Rana in the Rio Olympics.

"We argued that the requirements of due diligence and care which was needed to escape from punishment was not provided as to satisfy the WADA Code. So we said he should be given punishment as appropriate this panel thinks fit," Kanth had said.