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Shoaib, Asif fail dope test, to be sent back

Published: Monday, October 16, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Bangalore:Pakistani pace bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif have failed dope test conducted by PCB and been recalled to Pakistan. Both the players will miss the Champions Trophy after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs following an internal Pakistan Cricket Board drugs test.

The news comes on the back of an autumn of turbulence for Pakistan cricket, taking in the Oval fiasco, the captaincy row and the replacement of the PCB chief and severely dents Pakistan's chances in the tournament, due to begin tomorrow with a match against Sri Lanka.

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