New Delhi: In a faux pas, the BCCI has named Punjab wicket-keeper batsman Abhishek Gupta in the India Red squad for Duleep Trophy despite the fact that he is serving a doping ban till 14 September.
The Duleep Trophy is scheduled to take place from 17 August to 8 September.
In June, Gupta was handed a retrospective eight-month suspension for an "inadvertent" doping violation. The 27-year-old's suspension started from 15 January and will end on 14 September.
Gupta had inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance (terbutaline), which can be commonly found in cough syrups, the BCCI had said back in June.
The selectors met in Kolkata on Monday to pick the squads for Duleep Trophy. Faiz Fazal will captain India Blue, Abhinav Mukund will lead India Red and Parthiv Patel will skipper India Green.
Gupta has played six first-class matches, six List A games and nine T20s.
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Jaydev Shah, president of Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA), said initially they are planning to have the camp with Rajkot-based cricketers at their Khandheri Stadium.
PCB CEO Wasim Khan told a television channel that a meeting could be held on 11 November to decide on Azhar's future and find a new chief selector as head coach, Misbah ul Haq, has relinquished the post.
Based on those matches till March, the final positions on the points table could be computed based on the percentage of points the teams have won from the matches that they've contested.