Pakistan significantly enhances chances of victory
Pakistan are now officially on track to win the ICC Champions Trophy for the first time. The team thrives under situations where there're controversies and infighting.
A little more than a week after Younis Khan re-accepted the captaincy
, the Pakistan Cricket Board revealed
that Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif
have tested positive for drugs in an internal test
Are they out to prove Tim May right
? Given they've hardly played any international cricket in the last couple of months, over-work can surely not be the excuse?!
What is it about high profile ICC tournaments and drug intake revelations? Shane Warne before the 2003 World Cup
, and now these two!
Given Pakistan's coach Bob Woolmer fervently argued for Law 42.3 to be scrapped
after his team was accused of altering the condition of the ball
, it may perhaps come as no surprise if he now argues that drug testing in sport needs to be scrapped as well.
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