India's National Anti-Doping Agency has banned Mumbai FC midfielder Nishant Mehra for two years after having failed a doping test in February 2011. Nishant was found guilty for having used tetrahydrocannabinol (TCH), a WADA in-competition prohibited substance.
In the I-League dope testing had only been started in January 2011 with Nishant Mehra testing positive in one of the random tests on February 4, 2011 in the first test with the AIFF imposing a provisional suspension on the player from February 10, 2011 as per guidelines from world football governing body FIFA.
The midfielder was again found positive in the second test held on February 11, 2011 with the NADA Disciplinary Panel suspending the player for two years with effect from February 10, 2011.
This means that Nishant's suspension would end on February 9, 2013 until then he is banned from all football activities around the world.