Oct 3, 11:51 AM EDT

British tennis player Evans banned 1 year in cocaine caseDavis Cup-winning tennis player Dan Evans will serve a one-year ban for testing positive for cocaineBritish tennis player Evans banned 1 year in cocaine caseDavis Cup-winning tennis player Dan Evans will serve a one-year ban for testing positive for cocaine

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LONDON (AP) -- Davis Cup-winning tennis player Dan Evans will serve a one-year ban for testing positive for cocaine he said he kept in the pocket of a bag of toiletries.

The International Tennis Federation accepted on Tuesday that "inadvertent contamination" was responsible for the British player's positive test at the Barcelona Open in April.

Evans explained to an ITF panel he had used a small amount of cocaine when not competing four days before the test.

He then put the drug in a small travel bag where he also kept an approved medication he took during the Barcelona tournament.

The ITF accepted that Evans' fingers or medication became contaminated by cocaine residue.

The 27-year-old Evans, who was in Britain's Davis Cup-winning squad in 2015, is banned though April 23, 2018.

"Mr. Evans is