One IPL player test positive in dope test

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{image-indian premier league_14072008.jpg www.oneindia.com}New Delhi, July 14: A player taking part in the inaugural, money-spinning Indian Premier League has failed a drugs test, the IPL commissioner Lalit Modi said on Sunday, July 13.

"Two days ago the IPL received a letter from a Swiss agency, mandated by (world anti-doping body) WADA, which said one sample had tested positive," Modi told the sport's website cricinfo."The IPL will follow set procedures from now on." The tests were carried out under the supervision of WADA after the IPL, which ran from April 18-June 1, adopted the International Cricket Council's (ICC) code on doping.

Modi said that the identity of the player will now be matched with the sample before information is scrutinised for any pre-declared or prescribed drug.

If that is not the case then the 'B' sample will also be tested.

"This is just the procedure," added Modi.

"As of now we are at the first stage where one sample has tested positive. The issue is now with the IPL's medical committee. The identity of the player will matter only after we check on the pre-declared drugs."

However media speculated the positive result could have come from a fast bowler from sub-continent who has a past history of substance abuse
New Delhi: A player taking part in the inaugural, money-spinning Indian Premier League has failed a drugs test, the IPL commissioner Lalit Modi said on Sunday.

"Two days ago the IPL received a letter from a Swiss agency, mandated by (world anti-doping body) WADA, which said one sample had tested positive," Modi told the sport's website cricinfo.

"The IPL will follow set procedures from now on."

The tests were carried out under the supervision of WADA after the IPL, which ran from April 18-June 1, adopted the International Cricket Council's (ICC) code on doping.

Modi said that the identity of the player will now be matched with the sample before information is scrutinised for any pre-declared or prescribed drug.

If that is not the case then the 'B' sample will also be tested.

"This is just the procedure," added Modi.

"As of now we are at the first stage where one sample has tested positive. The issue is now with the IPL's medical committee. The identity of the player will matter only after we check on the pre-declared drugs."

However media speculated the positive result could have come from a fast bowler from sub-continent who has a past history of substance abuse.


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