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Modi scoffs at doping allegation

Published: Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 12:29 [IST]
 
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Modi scoffs at doping allegation

Mumbai: IPL chairman Lalit Modi insists no player tested positive for any banned drugs in the second edition of the T20 League held in South Africa in April-May.

Modi's remarks came in the wake of reports from South Africa that the country's pacer Dale Steyn failed a drug test as a result of taking painkillers to recover from an injury during the IPL.

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Modi said: "I'm aware of the reports but our anti-doping agency has not given us any input that Steyn or any other player had failed a dope test."

"It's for Cricket South Africa and the ICC to take action (if needed). I can say no player tested positive during IPL as per our dope-testing agency's findings."

"Our anti-doping agency has not given us any input that they had a failed dope test (on their hands). One reason is he (Steyn) could have told them he was taking a prescribed drug," he explained.

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