ICC support WADA appeal

The International Cricket Council (ICC) have come out in support of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) decision to appeal the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) decision to over-turn the drug ban imposed on Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif.

Akhtar was banned for two years and Asif for one year in October after both players tested positive for the banned drug nandrolone.

WADA have asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne to look into the decision made by the PCB to lift the bans on both players.

ICC Chief Executive Malcolm Speed said the ICC did not believe they have a right of appeal but will provide assistance to WADA and the Court of Arbitration should they require it.

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