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Shoaib Akhtar, Mohd Asif test positive for drugs

Deepti Patwardhan in Jaipur | October 16, 2006 11:41 IST
Last Updated: October 16, 2006 14:56 IST

Pakistan's pacemen Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammed Asif tested positive for performance enhancing drug tests prior to their opening match in the Champions Trophy against Sri Lanka in Jaipur on Tuesday.

The tests were conducted by the Pakistan Cricket Board, the results of which were out on Sunday night. The players will return to Pakistan on Monday itself.

WADA, the World Anti-Doping Agency, and the International Cricket Council had an understanding as per which the cricketers would undergo random testing during the Champions Trophy.

The Pakistan cricket team's practice on Monday morning was cancelled in the wake of the reports, but captain Younis Khan and coach Bob Woolmer will address the press at 1200 IST.

Coach Woolmer also said that the team would practice at 1800 IST under lights at the Rajasthan Cricket Association ground.

Australia's Shane Warne had tested positive for a diuretic and was consequently suspended from the game for one year.

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Number of User Comments: 29

Sub: Big SHAME !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now we know the secret of FASTESTESTEST bowling is STERIODS!!!!! Ban these drugging guys for life time !!!!!!!!!! They have spolied the spirit of cricket ...

Posted by Suresh

Sub: cricket

iam amir from shopian the case asif and akther on not good Shoiab is one of the very good bowler, but this test make him ...

Posted by amir

Sub: What else....

HI, What else can you expect from a country like Pakistan, who are full of Fraudsters...including the PM himself..... As they in Hindi..."Jaisa Raja(King) Waisi ...

Posted by A Hindustani

Sub: akthar & asif test positive

Akthar has always been the bad boy of cricket & Pakistan are known for such type of things for last several years.Akthar & Asif should ...

Posted by rakesh mundra

Sub: Very bad...

It was really a bad news for Pakistanis, Asif is in good form and this news had really became a bad mark for his career. ...

Posted by Deepak Roy