Narsingh Pancham Yadav may not make it to Rio even if he's proved innocent - Here's why

The hearing of the 26-year-old's doping case was held at the NADA office in Delhi. 

Updated: Jul 29, 2016, 13:59 PM IST
Narsingh Pancham Yadav may not make it to Rio even if he's proved innocent - Here's why

New Delhi: The verdict in the Narsingh Yadav doping case is expected to be out either on Saturday or Monday.

Both sides have presented their cases at the hearing in the last 48 hours.

According to a report in the Times of India however, the Mumbai-based wrestler may not make it to Rio even if the concerned agencies give him a clean chit.

Sources close to the government told the newspaper that there is little time left to complete the formalities needed for the grappler's participation at the Olympics.

There is also the case of conspiracy, which needs to looked at as a separate issue.

Sports Minister Vijay Goel too made it clear in the Lok Sabha that the BJP-led NDA government will adhere by all the international rules when it came to Narsingh's Rio participation.

The hearing of the 26-year-old's doping case was held at the NADA office in Delhi. 

Narsingh, who earned India's quota place in men's 74kg freestyle category for 2016 Rio Olympics, tested positive for banned substance metadienone during a test conducted by NADA on June 25. 

He ran into further trouble on Wednesday after it was announced that a second test conducted on July 5 has also returned a positive result.

He has since been provisionally suspended, and the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) replaced him with Parveen Rana.