Fingers crossed: NADA to pronounce order on Narsingh’s doping case today

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In a last bid to participate and fight for the country in a hope to grab Gold medal in the upcoming Rio Olympics, The National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) is likely to decide the fate of Wrestler Narsingh Yadav on Monday.

Last week on July 30, NADA had deferred its final verdict on the doping scandal and the hearing had gone on for marathon eight hours.

NADA DG Navin Agarwal said the panel studied a lot of documents and will give its verdict on Monday.

“The panel reviewed the whole case. The panel will give its verdict at 4 pm on Monday,” Agarwal told media.

“The reason for marathon meeting and the delay in declaring the verdict as a lot of documents needed to be studied and the arguments have been lengthy. We are hopeful that justice will be done,” he added.

However, Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh refused to comment anything as the case is still sub-judice.

Narsingh had returned positive for methandienone – a banned anabolic steroid, following which Narsingh cried foul, claiming that the entire episode was a conspiracy against him.

Narsingh has already been replaced by Parveen Rana in the Olympic bound squad.

During the earlier two days of hearing on Narsingh’s dope positive case, he and his lawyers presented their case on the failed dope test, which, according to them, was a conspiracy against the grappler, but NADA’s legal team gave its arguments against the sabotage theory before the disciplinary committee.

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Narsingh’s hopes of competing in the Olympics had faded further on Wednesday after the wrestler failed a second dope test, which was conducted on him on July 5. He was already under provisional suspension for failing a June 25 dope test.

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