On receiving the statement from Yusuf Pathan, BCCI is satisfied and convinced that he had taken Terbutaline inadvertently to treat an Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI) and not as a performance-enhancing drug.
Having considered all of the evidence and taken expert external advice, the BCCI has accepted Pathan’s explanation of the cause of his ADRV, and on that basis has agreed that a period of ineligibility of five months should apply, together with the disqualification of certain results.
The all-rounder has played 57 ODIs and 22 T20 Internationals for India and will resume his game from 14th January 2018. He has not played for India since 2012 but has been seen in the Indian Premier League, turning up for the Kolkata Knight Riders.
The end of the ban means he will be available on 27th and 28th January for player's auction as is a free agent now for the upcoming Indian Premier League because KKR has retained Sunil Naraine and Andre Russell and not him.
On October 27, 2017, Pathan was charged with the commission of an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) under the BCCI's Anti-Doping Rules (ADR).