Five more Kabaddi players test positive for dope

Last Updated: Nov 08, 2011, 19:46 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Chandigarh: Five more players participating in the ongoing Kabaddi World Cup have failed dope tests and have been stopped from taking any further part in the tournament.

Yesterday, three more players had tested positive after four players defaulted on Sunday, taking the total tally to approximately forty percent of the total strength.

The organising committee of the event has issued notices to the players of Group B pool, who are from the United States, Spain and Argentina.

The Organising Committee had temporarily suspended four players who tested positive for banned substances in the National Anti Doping Agency laboratory on Sunday, according to the organising secretary and former India hockey captain, Pargat Singh.

Out of these four players, two were from Australia while one each from Germany and Canada.

Pargat reiterated the organising committee`s commitment to ensure dope free tournament.