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The New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder has been suspended for six months for failing a doping test for banned stimulants he claimed he took in a supplement to help him lose weight.
Ryder returned a positive sample after being tested following a match for the provincial side Wellington Firebirds against Northern Knights on March 24, the country's Sports Tribunal said in a release on its website.
Ryder tested positive to 1-Phenylbutan-2-amine (PBA) and N, alphadiethyl-benzeneethanamine (DEBEA), both of which are banned in competition, and was subsequently handed a six-month provisional ban on April 19.
The tribunal issued a decision on Monday saying that it .......
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