PCB conducts dope test at Asia Cup camp

Updated: 26 June 2008 16:07 IST

In a bid to prevent doping scandals during the Asia Cup, the PCB has completed dope tests on 20 cricketers participating in the conditioning camp.

PCB conducts dope test at Asia Cup camp
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Karachi:

In a bid to prevent doping scandals during the Asia Cup, the Pakistan Cricket Board has completed dope tests on 20 cricketers participating in the conditioning camp here for the tournament starting June 24.

"The tests have been conducted under the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) guidelines and samples would be sent to an International Olympic Committee (IOC) accredited laboratory in Malaysia," a PCB official said.

The result of the tests are expected in next two-three days, a PCB source said. The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is also planning to conducted random dope tests on any two players in each match during the forthcoming tournament.

The PCB governing body, which met on yesterday, has asked the Board to put in place the WADA anti-doping policy at domestic level and make players aware of the pitfalls of using banned substances or drugs through awareness programmes.

Meanwhile, there is wide speculation in media here about Asif's deportation from Dubai on June 20.

According to 'The Express' on Sunday, the Dubai authority had recorded the cricketer's finger-prints and eye-image before deporting him to Pakistan.

"No charges were filed against Asif as the quantity of the contraband found on him was small but he was deported because he was considered suspicious," the public prosecutor in Dubai was quoted as saying.

On the other hand, the daily 'Jang' quoted Abdul Razzak, the deputy immigration officer at Karachi airport as saying that Asif was not deported, but he came returned back on a valid visa and passport.

"He was not deported but was handed over to Pakistani authorities after being released from detention," Razzak was quoted as saying.

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