22 Aug 2009

Asif back in Pakistan cricket squad after serving 12 month doping ban

8:53 am on 22 August 2009

Pakistan has recalled pace bowler Mohammad Asif in a 15-man squad for cricket's Champions Trophy in South Africa next month.

Asif completes his 12 month ban for a doping offence on 22 September, one day before Pakistan play their opening game.

Asif has not played any cricket since July last year and was banned last September by the Pakistan Cricket Board after testing positive for the anabolic steroid nandrolone while playing for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League.

He replaces allrounder Abdul Razzaq in the only change from the one-day squad that recently

toured Sri Lanka.