April 9, 2003

ICC confirms no positive tests at ICC Cricket World Cup 2003

The International Cricket Council today confirmed that all of the anti-doping tests conducted at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003 have returned negative results.

The South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDFS) conducted 100 random tests on players from all countries during the course of the 43-day tournament. All samples handled by the International Olympic Committee accredited laboratory were found to be negative.

This is the first time there has been an anti-doping program at the ICC Cricket World Cup. It included tests at all Super Six games, both semi-finals and the final.

The ICC Board will now examine the anti-doping policy as part of its wider review of the tournament when it meets in June 2003.

Four of the ICC's Full Members - Australia, England, New Zealand and South Africa - have long-standing doping policies and the Pakistan Cricket Board has also recently introduced its own policy.

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