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| Asif seeks neutral venue for doping case hearing|
| Updated at: 1015 PST, Monday, December 15, 2008|
LAHORE: Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif wants the hearing for his doping offence to be held outside India because of its strained relations with Pakistan in the aftermath of the recent attacks in Mumbai.
“We are considering asking for the hearing to be held at a neutral venue because of the tense conditions,” Asif’s lawyer Shahid Karim told foreign news agency.
Asif failed a dope test while playing in the Indian Premier League in June, his third drugs-related offence in two years. He tested positive in 2006 and was detained in Dubai earlier this year for carrying a banned substance.