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No failed drugs tests at Cup: ICC

There were no positive drugs tests at the 2003 cricket World Cup, the International Cricket Council said on Wednesday.

india Updated: Apr 09, 2003 18:08 IST
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There were no positive drugs tests at the 2003 cricket World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Wednesday.

The South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDFS) conducted 100 random tests on players during the tournament, won by Australia last month. Samples handled by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) accredited laboratory were found to be negative.

Australia leg spinner Shane Warne was sent back from the World Cup after testing positive for diuretics, but he was tested before the start of the tournament. Warne has since been banned for 12 months.

This was the first time dope tests were used at a cricket World Cup. They were carried out at all Super Six games, both semi-finals and the final.

Australia, England, New Zealand and South Africa have long-standing doping policies. Pakistan has recently introduced a similar system.

First Published: Apr 09, 2003 18:08 IST