British tennis player Dan Evans handed one-year ban after testing positive for cocaine

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 | 0

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Tuesday handed a one-year ban to British tennis player Dan Evans after he was tested positive for cocaine in April this year.

“A decision has been issued under the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (the “Programme”) that Daniel Evans has committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.1 of the Programme,” an ITF press release said.

Evans reportedly admitted to using the banned substance and the ITF is, thus, said to have shown some leniency in the verdict. The 27-year-old’s ban has been backdated, meaning he will be eligible to play competitive tennis from April 2018.

Evans, who made it to the fourth round of the Australian Open this season, hasn’t played since the Surbiton Challenger in June. He peaked to a career-high ranking of No. 41 in March this year.





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