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Mohammed Kunhi booted out on doping charges

Mohammed Kunhi booted out on doping charges
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In a fallout of the recovery of banned drugs from a top quarter-miler\'s room at the NIS Patiala, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has sacked the 400m coach Mohammed Kunhi from his post.

New Delhi: In a fallout of the recovery of banned drugs from a top quarter-miler's room at the NIS Patiala, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has sacked the 400m coach Mohammed Kunhi from his post.

Kunhi was among the three coaches who were issued show- cause notices after 400m runner Jithin Paul was handed a provisional suspension following a raid by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA), which found a banned drug -- meldonium-- from his bag kept in the hostel room at the NIS.

National coach Bahadur Singh and his deputy Radhakrishnan Nair were were show-caused by the AFI. The official said that Bahadur and Radhakrishnan would be spared.

The 27-year-old Kerala athlete, one of India's best in the one-lap race, was in the national relay squad that participated in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and Incheon Asian Games.

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