Originally Posted by shortpitched713
That's true, but throw Shabbir in the mix, and its still more than a handful for most teams.
Did anyone else find this ironic ??
I must say that the reports that Asif & Akhtar are only looking at 3-6 month bans is quite poor imo. Despite the fact that they may have indeed unknowingly taken a banned substance, professional sportspersons should be more aware of whats legal and whats not. Such a short ban is hardly a deterrence away from the use of banned substances. Not only that, it sets a poor precedence for those who are caught in the future.
If the ICC really and truly wish to make their "zero tolerance" policy on drugs clear, the minimal ban (which i understood was 2 years after the warne incident) should be imposed on drug cheats.