LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is set to introduce “In-competition testing” dope testing in the Faysalbank National Twenty20 tournament and other domestic events to purge cricket of drugs, said a spokesman on Friday..

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) , in order to make sports drug free and  to protect the basic framework of protection of athletes basic right to participate in doping-free sport. This test will help promote health, fairness and equality among cricketers nationwide by introducing “In-Competition testing”. The step is taken to bring the domestic cricket at par with other test playing countries, the spokesman added.

Under the supervision of Dr. Sohail Saleem, GM Sports medicine Department of Pakistan Cricket Board has not only prepared “Doping Code PCB” in accordance with the rules laid down by WADA but also a strategic plan for controlling the doping, if any, in the country under their domain, the spokesman of PCB stated.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) earlier during the last domestic cricket season educated approximately 500 first class cricketers on the subject of doping. Players were educated and made aware of rule and regulations related to doping through lectures. They were also provided with an Urdu guide, updated list of banned drugs and a CD for revision of doping education, the spokesman claimed.

Cricketers from all the regional teams participating in the T-20 Championship will randomly be picked for Dope testing. These tests will be conducted by WADA accredited independent Doping Control officers throughout the competition, the spokesman concluded.