WADA asks PCB to suspend Shoaib, Asif

Updated: 03 June 2008 17:27 IST

A top official of WADA has asked the PCB to suspend fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif from playing in national or international competitions.

Karachi:

A top official of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has asked the Pakistan Cricket Board to immediately suspend fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif from playing in national or international competitions.

The PCB should conduct fresh dope tests of the two bowlers and until a decision is reached by WADA on the issue both players should be suspended from playing national or international cricket, Dr Waqar Ahmed, WADA's representative in Pakistan, told a news channel tonight.

It would be best for both players if they were stopped playing until the traces of nandrolone were gone from their bodies, Ahmed said in an interview.

"WADA has the authority to send its team to any country and also conduct target and out of competition tests," he said, adding that there was wrong impression about the authority and jurisdiction of WADA once countries became a signatory to its anti-doping policy.

Topics : Cricket Ian Chappell Mohammad Asif Shoaib Akhtar Leander Paes
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