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No Pre-Match Fix

Random drug-testing awaits players at the 2003 World Cup as the ICC formulates its anti-doping code

No Pre-Match Fix
No Pre-Match Fix
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Cricket's best-kept secret will not be easy to keep away from the world soon. For the first time in the history of the sport, cricketers will face random drug-testing at the 2003 World Cup event in South Africa in February next year. The move to introduce drug-testing in cricket follows allegations and whispers from around the world about the "unlawful use" of performance-enhancing drugs and the recreational use of illicit drugs by players.

The International Cricket Council (ICC), which has drafted the Anti-Doping Code for 2003, sent the list of banned substances to each of the 14 participating countries a month back. ICC spokesperson Mark Harrison lets on this much: "We are still a couple of weeks away from going public with the full details of the policy and the list of penalties that will apply in the case of a positive test." However, ICC general manager (corporate affairs) Brendan McClements told Outlook: "All the participating nations have agreed to the introduction of the code and, more importantly, all the cricketing boards...

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