Another CWG-bound Indian Track And Field Athlete Fails Dope Test


New Delhi: Another member of the Commonwealth Games-bound Indian women’s 4x100m relay team has tested positive for a banned drug.

However, the name of the players was not disclosed.

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) had initially named Dutee Chand, Hima Das, Srabani Nanda, NS Simi, Sekar Dhanalakshmi and MV Jilna in the 37-member Indian athletics squad.

But later, Jilna was withdrawn from the team as the Indian Olympic Association was allocated a quota of just 36 athletes. Jilna was, however, added later as replacement of Dhanalakshmi who failed dope tests.

The dope offender is reportedly a late inclusion in the team but it could not confirmed.

The latest dope flunk came a few days after two other CWG-bound athletes – top sprinter Sekar Dhanalakshmi and triple jumper Aishwarya Babu – were dropped from the Indian team after returning two positive tests each for banned drugs.

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