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Dolphins star gets dope ban

2011-10-05 20:56

Durban - The Dolphins have been dealt a double blow ahead of their SuperSport Series cricket match against the Titans in Pietermaritzburg starting on Thursday.

Batsman Vaughn van Jaarsveld was handed a three-month ban by the SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport after it was reported on Wednesday that he failed a doping test.

Van Jaarsveld, who had been provisionally suspended by Cricket SA (CSA), tested positive last year for sibutramine, apparently after taking diet pills.

Spin bowler Imran Tahir, in the Proteas squad for a three-match ODI series against Australia later this month, was being rested, the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket union said in a statement, on request of CSA as an injury precaution.

SAPA

Comments
  • Gazza69 - 2011-10-06 08:55

    Shane Warnes mother strikes again!!!!

      BlouBos - 2011-10-06 15:55

      @Gazza69 - For once i agree with you. With role models like Shane Warne what can one expect more from these youngsters. Surprisingly it is only 3 months, what happened to the 2 year bans?

  • Hein - 2011-10-06 10:21

    He is fortunate to only get a 3 month ban. In other sports it's "2 strikes and you're out...."

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