Players to undergo dope test in Punjab Gold Cup hockey

January 30th, 2009 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) Players of all the four teams participating in the inaugural Punjab Gold Cup invitational hockey tournament will undergo dope tests.Organising committee officials said the players will be tested as per the guidelines of the International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) anti-doping policy.

Dope tests will be conducted under the supervision of experts, according to organising secretary and former Indian hockey team captain Pargat Singh.

The blood and urine samples of the players will be collected during pool and classification matches. Dope testing equipment is being transported from Delhi to Chandigarh for the purpose, he added.

The tournament is starting Saturday at the Sector 42 hockey stadium.

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