Asif fails drugs test

NEW DELHI - Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif tested positive for banned substances during this year's Twenty20 Indian Premier League (IPL), organisers said yesterday.

NEW DELHI - Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif tested positive for banned substances during this year's Twenty20 Indian Premier League (IPL), organisers said yesterday.

The 25-year-old Asif returned a positive sample in random tests undertaken by a World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada)-accredited laboratory, the IPL said in a statement.

"The Indian Premier League compared the result from the Wada-approved laboratory in Switzerland with the data collected by IDTM, the Sweden-based independent agency which organised the anti-doping testing... to confirm the player in violation is Mohammad Asif," it said, without mentioning the drug involved. - Reuters

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