World Cup 2019: Jasprit Bumrah undergoes doping test

Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah underwent a dope test on Monday, ahead of India's ICC World Cup 2019 opening match against South Africa.

India pacer Jasprit Bumrah attends a training session at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton ahead of his side's opener against South Africa on Saturday.   -  AP

As the Indian team gears up for its first clash of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, the Men in Blue’s pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah underwent a doping test on Monday.

Bumrah was taken for the  test during the team’s practice session at the Rose Bowl stadium in Southampton. There were a total of two sittings - he was first taken for a urine test, which was followed by a blood sample test 45 minutes later.

All players accredited with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are required to undergo doping tests conducted by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA).

A BCCI source confirmed that Bumrah was indeed taken for a doping test, but did not reveal whether any other player is scheduled to undergo the test.

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