Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif test positive for Nandrolone

 The likes of Linford Christie, Petr Korda and Dougie Walker now have two Pakistani cricketers for company.

In what is rumoured to be the first ever dope test conducted in Pakistan cricket, fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif have tested positive in an internal dope test for the anabolic steroid, Nandrolone, which increases muscle mass.

Pakistan has been hit by several controversies in the recent past, and this one will come as a big blow to their already not so confident Champions Trophy side. Although the PCB has said that the players are made aware of what substances to take and what not too, it remains to be seen whether  injury hit Akhtar and Asif had prior knowledge that they were taking the steroid.

A ban if imposed ,could end the career of  Akhtar who is no stranger to controversy . Already without Inzamam, it remains to be seen how Pakistan perform in their opener against the Lankans.

Sad day for cricket though….

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