KKR refutes dope allegation against Shoaib

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Kolkata, May 17 (UNI) Kolkata Knight Riders tonight rubbished the latest news report that Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar was questioned at Karachi airport for carrying 36 syringes and warned of legal action against the paper.

In a handout here, KKR media manager Joy Bhattacharya said the team management would take all action and move court.

Meanwhile, a team from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) arrived in India to conduct random tests on cricketers playing in the IPL.

''There are surprise dope tests to begin today. The (WADA) team from Sweden has already come down,'' Indian Premier League (IPL) Chairman and Commissioner Lalit Modi told newspersons.

''We don't know which team will be subjected to the tests first or which player's samples would be taken first. As per the ICC rules, the WADA team is here and the dope tests will start immediately,'' he added.

The arrival of the WADA team might come as a worrisome development for Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne and Kolkata Knight Riders' pace spearhead Shoaib Akhtar. Both were banned for using performance enhancing drugs in the past.

According to media reports, a large number of syringes have been found in Akhtar's baggage.

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