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Inzamam, Afridi clear dope tests too

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Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq and all-rounder Shahid Afridi cleared dope tests on the eve of the national team’s departure to the West Indies for the World Cup.

A team official said on Wednesday that the duo has joined 16 of their teammates in clearing the tests, leaving just the fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif as the players yet to pass the test.

The pacers, who are currently in England in a bid to get fit, are yet to take the tests made mandatory by the PCB before the World Cup.

“We have received confirmation from a Malaysian laboratory that both Inzamam and Afridi have cleared the dope tests,” the team’s media manager PJ Mir said.

Most of members of Pakistan’s World Cup squad and reserves had cleared the tests last week. Inzamam and Afridi missed the earlier round of the testing procedure because of personal commitments.

The PCB had decided to carry out internal dope tests as a precautionary measure ahead of the World Cup where the ICC would be implementing a strict testing policy that would allow them to target test players.

Source:The News

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