Asif asks to postpone 'B' sample test

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Beleaguered Pakistani pacer Mohd. Asif has requested IPL and WADA to postpone his 'B' sample test, scheduled for July 28, to next month.

Updated: August 19, 2008 10:03 IST
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Beleaguered Pakistani pacer Mohd. Asif has requested Indian Premier League officials and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to postpone his 'B' sample test, scheduled for July 28, to next month to prepare for the case and make arrangements for travel documents, his lawyer said on Saturday.

Asif's lawyer Shahid Kazmi said the pacer was yet to receive the required documents from the IPL authorities relating to 'A' sample test, without which he could not make preparations for the case.

He said as his client will have to be present at the time of testing, he has requested the authorities to postpone the 'B' sample test to mid next month.

"From the IPL we certainly want the documents that relate to the procedures they adopted for the 'A' sample test and we are entitled to have them. We also want certain documents from the Pakistan Cricket Board that might be relevant to the case," Kazmi said.

"We will also not be able to make all arrangements by July 28. The visas have to be processed and documents have to be obtained," he said.

Kazmi, however, refused to confirm that Asif had tested positive for the banned steroid nandrolone.

"I can't confirm because we don't have all the documents. I really don't consider this very relevant because if they say they have adverse analytical finding in the sample 'A' test that means they found some prohibited substance and it really does not matter whether it is nandrolone or some other substance," he said.

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