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Pakistan cricketer banned for doping

World Cricket

Islamabad – The captain of a domestic Pakistan team has been banned for two years after testing positive for anabolic steroids during a Twenty20 tournament in November.

Kashif Siddique was caught using banned steroids nandrolone and stanozolol, the Pakistan Cricket Board said on Wednesday.

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Siddique captained State Bank of Pakistan in the tournament and was suspended provisionally in January.

An anti-doping tribunal found him guilty, and ruled his ban began on Jan. 8.

Siddique has played 131 first-class games, scoring 6 553 runs. – Sapa-AP

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