Mohammad Asif (Pakistan): The outstanding fast bowler has courted controversy a number of times. In 2006, he tested positive for the anabolic steroid Nandrolone before his ban was overturned after an appeal. Later, he was detained at the Dubai Airport on suspicion of possessing illegal drugs. The charges were later dropped. He thereafter tested positive for a banned substance during IPL 2008.
Asim Butt (Scotland): The Scottish seam bowler, who played five ODIs, was banned from all forms of cricket for a year after testing positive for a recreational drug Ecstasy. Four years later, he died in his sleep at the age of 42.
David Murray (West Indies): The former West Indies cricketer, who played 19 Test matches and 10 ODIs over a career spanning nine years was dependent on marijuana from a young age. Son of the great WI batsman Everton Weekes, he was almost thrown out of the 1975-76 tour to Australia, only to be saved by the intervention of a sympathetic senior player Lance Gibbs.
Shoaib Akhtar (Pakistan): The maverick speedster has been associated with loads of controversies throughout his career. He’s been accused of chucking, consuming drugs, fighting with teammates and cricket board, match fixing, etc. In 2006, he was embroiled in a drug scandal. Akhtar made headlines once again for the wrong reasons after testing positive for a banned substance. The ban was however later lifted by the court.
Phil Tufnell (England): The left-arm English bowler appeared in 42 Tests and 20 one-day internationals with distinction. During a tour of New Zealand in 1997 however, reports emerged that he left a toilet block cubicle trailing the scent of marijuana. However, he was later exonerated.
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Krrish Delhi Smashers icon player Jwala Gutta appeared visibly livid after she was peppered with some lewd comments from the fans during her tie against Banga Beats in the Indian Badminton league at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium here late Sunday night.
England had to settled for a 3-0 victory in the Ashes series against Australia after the fifth and final Test ended in a thrilling draw at The Oval here.
Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar was offered cash to lose the 2010 world championship final.
The Hyderabad Hotshots defeated the Mumbai Masters 3-2 in the Indian Badminton League (IBL) tie to top the points table at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex.
Manchester United have reportedly enquired about the availability of Chelsea's Juan Mata.
Awadhe Warriors won their first tie of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) in style by drubbing Krrish Delhi Smashers 4-1 at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex.
from Associated Press
Kevin Stadler teed off just after breakfast and finished right before dinner. It took him nearly 11 hours to complete a 7-under 64 at Liberty National, his lowest score on the PGA Tour since the first week of February.