Times of India – NEW DELHI: Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has admitted that he tested positive for a banned substance during the 2016 edition of the Indian Premier League but insisted that it was not a “failed drug test” as he had procured a retroactive Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) certificate to “clear his name”.

Summary

  • NEW DELHI: Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has admitted that he tested positive for a banned substance during the 2016 edition of the Indian Premier League but insisted that it was not a “failed drug test” as he had procured a retroactive Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) certificate to “clear his name”.
  • In the WADA list of 2016, there was one “Adverse Analytical Finding’ in cricket in India but BCCI never revealed the name of the cricketer while there were rumours of it being a high profile player.
  • The BCCI approached McCullum with these findings following which he secured a retroactive therapeutic use exemption from a panel of independent medical experts in Sweden to close the matter and clear his name.”
  • “McCullum said that he felt the need to come out with his version as he heard some rumours about his dope test.
  • “As far as I am concerned it was just a matter of making sure we got everything signed off properly, rather than it being a failed drug test.”


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