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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: In a brief breather to Odia sprinter Dutee Chand, the Court Of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) today extended the suspension of hyperandrogenism guidelines of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

The fresh order has paved way for Chand to participate in the upcoming Commonwealth Games and other international sports events.

The CAS issued an order with the consent of both the parties according to which the proceedings of the case before the world's top sport tribunal would be suspended for a period of six months, during which the IAAF's Hyperandrogenism Regulations will remain suspended.

"During this period, the IAAF is to advise the CAS as to how it intends to implement its regulations moving forward. If the IAAF decides not to withdraw its current Hyperandrogenism Regulations, then these proceedings will resume before the same Panel of arbitrators," the CAS said in a statement issued from its headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

"If the IAAF withdraws the Hyperandrogenism Regulations and/or replaces them with the proposed draft regulations it has submitted, then these proceedings will be terminated," the top sports court added.

The court also asked the IAAF to submit further evidence in support of the regulations.

Chand, who was barred from competing in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, had challenged this Hyperandrogenism Regulations, and in July 2015, the CAS in an interim award suspended the policy of the IAAF giving relief to the athlete.

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