None tested positive in IPL: Modi

August 11th, 2009

Mumbai (PTI) Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi declared here today that no cricketer had tested positive for any banned drugs in the second edition of the T20 League held in South Africa in April-May.

Modi’s reaction came in the wake of reports from South Africa that the country’s fast bowler Dale Steyn failed a drug test as a result of taking painkillers to recover from an injury during the IPL.

Cricket South Africa Chief Executive Gerald Majola said today Steyn was found to have morphine level slightly above the normal because of the painkillers he took and CSA has submitted a report in this regard to the IPL authorities.

“We are aware of the result and submitted a report immediately to the IPL on why this has happened,” Majola said.

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