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AMSTERDAM, April 27 (IANS): Former world number one Lee Chong Wei has been banned for eight months by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for doping.

The 32-year-old Malaysian tested positive for the anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone during the World Championships in August. But Lee, who has been suspended since November last year, will be able to compete again May 1 after the ban was backdated.

The BWF said Lee was �negligent�, but the degree of negligence was �rather light� as �he did not realise he had ingested a specified substance (Dexamethasone)�.

�The panel is convinced this is not a case of doping with intent to cheat,� the BWF said in a statement.

Lee was provisionally suspended in November last year and therefore barred temporarily from participating in any competition, till a decision was made.

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Wei gets banned for doping

AMSTERDAM, April 27 (IANS): Former world number one Lee Chong Wei has been banned for eight months by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for doping.

The 32-year-old Malaysian tested positive for the anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone during the World Championships in August. But Lee, who has been suspended since November last year, will be able to compete again May 1 after the ban was backdated.

The BWF said Lee was �negligent�, but the degree of negligence was �rather light� as �he did not realise he had ingested a specified substance (Dexamethasone)�.

�The panel is convinced this is not a case of doping with intent to cheat,� the BWF said in a statement.

Lee was provisionally suspended in November last year and therefore barred temporarily from participating in any competition, till a decision was made.