Dope test to be introduced in Champions Trophy

Published: Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Mohali: The International Cricket Council (ICC) in collaboration with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has decided to go in for dope test of all players taking part in the ICC Champions Trophy.

This prestigious will be played at Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Mohali from October 7 to November 5.

The samples of any player can be taken at random, Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) president Inderjit Singh Bindra disclosed at a press conference at the PCA Stadium here today.

Arrangements for collecting urine samples of the players at random have been made with Fortis Hospital here, he said. As there is no WADA accredited laboratory available in India to analyse the samples, the ICC would send these to Malaysia or any other nearest country for testing, he added.

''The PCA stadium which has gone massive upgradation of facilities, a separate room, with toilet, for collecting the samples under supervision of the doctors and the ICC staff will be provided to the medical team,'' Mr Bindra, who is a former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said.

The ICC Trophy will begin with a qualifying match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on October 7 at the PCA Stadium.

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