Hindu walker Chunni Lal, who was to serve a 4-year ban, was cleared by WADA

The Hindu walker Chunni Lal, who was due to impose a four-year ban on doping, has been cleared by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) had imposed a ban after detecting steroids in its urine sample. However, WADA decided to review Lal's urine sample.

In its letter of 5 March 2020, WADA recommended NADA India to reverse the violation of the sample anti-doping rule (ADRV).

Lal had provided a urine sample during non-competition in Aurangabad, Maharashtra and the sample was sent for analysis to the National Test Laboratory (NDTL).

After receiving unfavorable analytical analysis of the sample from the NDTL, NADA issued an athlete charge last March for violating Article 2.1 of the NADA Anti-Doping Rules.

The Disciplinary Committee on Combating Doping has ordered the ban to be imposed on the athlete for a period of four years, starting on the date of the temporary suspension of 5 March 2019.

Following a recommendation by WADA, NADA withdrew its announcement of the charge dated March 5, 2019, issued to Lal, including the eligibility period and other impacts imposed on the athlete.