KMS confirms that Failla can play from next matchdayThursday, October 18, 2012, 13:58
The Anti-Doping Commission has announced that pursuant to the national legislation and the WADA Code, the National Anti-Doping Appeals Panel accepted the appeal filed by Clayton Failla. The Panel reformulated the decision pronounced by the National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel on the 27th September 2012 exclusively with regard to the penalty whereby the appellant Clayton Failla was sentenced to a period of ineligibility of four (4) months, and instead sentenced Clayton Failla to a period of ineligibility of three (3) months, starting from the date of provisional suspension, namely from Wednesday 20th July 2012.
The press statement said that Mr Clayton Failla returned an adverse analytical finding for Ephedrine in a urine sample provided on 25th June 2012 following a Euro Cup match between Valletta and Hibernians. This substance is included on the World Anti-Doping Prohibited List 2012 under the Stimulants (Specified Stimulants) category and is consequently prohibited under the Malta Anti-Doping Rules. Mr Clayton Failla will be eligible to participate again in any capacity with any sport organisation registered with the Kunsill Malti għall-iSport from the 21 st October 2012.