The AIFF and the NADA (National Anti Doping Agency) have together come to a conclusion that Subrata Paul doesn’t stand to be punished. The veteran goal keeper has hence got a green signal to join the Indian squad in the upcoming AFC Asian Cup quaifiers.

DOHA, QATAR – JANUARY 10: Harry Kewell of Australia has his shot on goal saved by Indian goalkeeper Subrata Paul during the AFC Asian Cup Group C match between India and Australia at Al-Sadd Stadium on January 10, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Subrata, 30, a former Mohun Bagan and East Bengal player, tested positive in a his A sample drug test, after traces of a banned substance named terbutaline, was found. The blood tests were conducted during the India national football team training camp in March 2017.

Subrata, who currently plays for the Pune-based DSK Shivajians, had mentioned that the drug intake could have taken place when he was prescribed to take recourse to cough syrups during illness. The footballer is also in the squad for DSK to take part in the upcoming Federation Cup tournament, scheduled for a May 7 start in Cuttack, Orissa.

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Subrata Paul gets an all clear by AIFF, will play in Federation Cup & AFC qualifiers!

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