ICC conducts surprise dope test on Shahid Afridi

June 22nd, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 22 (ANI): International Cricket Council (ICC) officials have conducted a surprise dope test on Shahid Afridi, who was declared player of the match in the finals of the Twenty20 World Cup against Sri Lanka at Lords on Sunday.

Dope tests are part of the ICC routine to keep a check on the usage of performance enhancing drugs.

The ICC can call any player to undergo the test procedure.

Afridi, who was called for the test after Pak’s triumphant tournament victory, is also nursing an injured ankle.

On Sunday, his unbeaten 54 took Pakistan to an eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka before thousands of exultant supporters in London.

Afridi, with his explosive batting and brisk leg-spin, was also the crucial player in the semi-final win over South Africa. (ANI)

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