Archive for October 16, 2006


October 16, 2006

Shoaib and Asif test positive for steroids.

Akhtar and his new-ball partner Mohammad Asif were sent home in disgrace yesterday from the Champions Trophy in India after the pair tested positive for the banned steroid nandrolone. They face bans of up to two years after two internal Pakistan Cricket Board tests confirmed the results, chairman Nasim Ashraf said yesterday.

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