PCB checking Pakistan Cup performers for dope violations

Board official says step being taken on the directive of the ICC


APP April 27, 2016
PHOTO: PCB

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is conducting dope tests during the on-going Pakistan Cup in Faisalabad specifically of players who are performing extraordinarily well.

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A PCB official informed APP that the dope tests are being conducted on the directives of the International Cricket Council (ICC), to check against the possible use of illegal substances.

PHOTO: PCB

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The official revealed that besides Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Sami, Khurram Manzoor, Sami Aslam, Bilawal Bhatti and Mohammad Hassan, doping tests of other cricketers are also being conducted.

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He further said that tests of one to two cricketers are being conducted after every match.

As many as five teams, including Punjab, Sindh, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Baluchistan, and Islamabad are participating in the Pakistan Cup ODI tournament.

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