South Africa allrounder Kleinveldt fails drug test

Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 09:46

Johannesburg: A South African anti-doping organization has said that Proteas allrounder Rory Kleinveldt had failed a doping test.

The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport yesterday said that Kleinveldt returned a positive sample for a "specified substance", but declined to give further details.

The South African Cricketers` Association had earlier said Kleinveldt, who has played two Twenty20 games for South Africa, should be withdrawn from upcoming domestic matches "as a precaution."

SACA also declined to reveal the substance and plans to review the medical evidence before making any further comment.

The World Anti-Doping Agency defines a "specified substance" as one that is "more susceptible to a credible, non-doping explanation."

They can be found in medicinal products and are susceptible to unintentional use, WADA says. The punishment for a positive test ranges from a warning to a two-year ban.

Kleinveldt, who turned 29 yesterday, can also ask for a "B" sample to be tested.

Bureau Report



First Published: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 09:46

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