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The Boys Of Substance...

...substance abuse, that is. Match-fixing is passe, it's fixing of quite another nature that threatens to snowball into the next big scandal in the cricketing world.

The Boys Of Substance...
Pradeep Mandhani
The Boys Of Substance...
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Cricketers are generally not subjected to doping tests. In its absence, drug use has become fairly common. Right now there is just a general warning from the International Cricket Council (icc) against substance abuse. But cricket bodies around the world will soon be forced to submit players to stern drug testing. "Random testing will be brought about soon," states an icc official.

Cricketers will come under scrutiny once the icc translates intent into action. icc spokesperson Mark Harrison clearly spelt out the plan, "Legislation in South Africa will make it compulsory for all sportsmen to submit to drug tests and this will apply to the 2003 cricket World Cup." That could be cause for worry to many cricketers.

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