Chandigarh: The US men kabaddi team has been banned from the ongoing World Cup in Punjab after the players refused to take doping tests, an official said on Wednesday.
The disciplinary action has been taken after the refusal of US team players to give urine samples to National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) officials in Hoshiarpur on Monday.
"Taking a serious note of the refusal by the players, the technical committee (of World Cup kabaddi) held a meeting and decided to impose ban on the US team for rest of the matches," a spokesman of the organising committee said.
The US team is leading Pool-B of the tournament in the men's section and the ban imposed on it will have a bearing on the event. The team is in line to make it to the semi-finals of the tournament....more
02:51 PM, Nov 16, 2011