Once again Pakistan cricket is bruised for failing in dope test. A domestic Pakistani pace bowler Umaid Asif has been enjoined for one year after failing an anti-doping test by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Umaid plays for Sialkot region and KRL department in domestic cricket and he is a leading pace bowler. He is tested positive after conscious decision in-competition tests during the divisions Twenty-20 Cup held in Lahore in November, 2013. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement that Umaid has been banned by the PCB’s Anti-Doping Tribunal for violating the Board’s Anti-Doping Code. This 30 years old pace bowler Umaid has taken 106 wickets in 35 first class matches. He was representing KRL against the State Bank of Pakistan when he was called for the odd test.
The Pakistan Cricket Board said that they had sent the urine samples to the National Dope Testing Laboratory (WADA-accredited laboratory) in New Delhi for investigation which consult its analytical report dated 10-01-2014 gave an adverse inquisitive finding for substances “prednisolone and prednisone”, both of which fall under category S9 Glucocorticosteroids in the 2013 WADA banned list.
The Pakistan Cricket Board told Umaid had been given an equitable opportunity to entreat his case before the anti-doping tribunal but he failed to please them. Umaid will serve the ban from January, 2014. The Pakistan Cricket Board recently told it would come down hard on bowlers with suspect bowling actions and those who contravene anti-doping rules in domestic cricket.