PCB introducing dope tests in domestic matches

The PCB has introduced in-competition doping tests in regional cricket for the 1st time. Players from all the regional sides taking part in the National T20 Cup will randomly be picked for dope testing.

These tests will be conducted by WADA approved independent doping control officials throughout the tournament. The PCB said it would put regional cricket on a par with other countries and that a doping code had been prepared in accordance with WADA requirements. It said around 500 first-class players were taught about doping during the last domestic season and made aware of regulations and rules through discussions.

The PCB said all cricketers were also provided with a doping guide in Urdu, an updated list of disallowed medicines and a revision CD about doping requirements.

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