Thursday, March 1, 2007

Dope-Tainted Akhtar n Asif failed to make it to WC

As we get near to the time when all the participating cricket nations have started praying for their country to fare well in World Cup as the teams are landing in Carribean, it seems that Pakistan has some more surprises to pull through before they do so. In the latest proceedings, it has been informed that Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif were ruled out of the World Cup due to knee n elbow injury respectively.

Rumor has it that both the players who were tested positive later last year for having found substantial amount of Nandrolone in their blood samples, are being restrained by higher officials to skip the second dope test fearing that the traces of nandrolone may still persist in their blood samples. If found tested positive again they may suffer Life Ban. Both the players are very much lucky for having their earlier ban quashed in no matter of time. Being protected by PCB from all four sides, both the players made themselves unavailable for the compulsory dope tests ordered for every World Cup bound Pakistani player.

The official reasons have only defied the claims made last week that said that neither of the injuries were serious enough and if the pair didn't go, it would only be "over concerns with the doping issue". So nonetheless everything may have fallen in place for both of them from one perspective, we can't deny the serious impact on Pakistan's chances of faring well in the World Cup with Abdul Razzaq also joining the ousted players club. The pressure will be there on Inzy as he took his depleted side to WC with his dope-test results still awaited.

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1 comment:

desh said...

oh no, i was expecting good thngs out of pakistan this world cup
no chance they can make it now...