Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here

Home > News >

Australian cricketers warned against supplement intake in India

Australian cricketers warned against suppliment intake in India

Australian cricketers have been asked to stay away from any suspicious supplements after the drug saga rocked the sporting world PTI (Representation pic)

Melbourne: Mar 7, 2013

The Australian cricket team that is touring India for a four-match Test series has been warned to watch out for intake of banned supplements in the wake of the recent drugs saga mainly affecting rugby clubs.

The Michael Clarke-led team is trailing 0-2 after a demoralising defeats in Chennai and Hyderabad, and have two more matches to go in Mohali and Delhi.

Though cricket was not being pinpointed in the Australian Crime Commission report released last month, the touring team management was not taking any chances. The players have been asked to show the touring medico exactly what they are ingesting in India.

“I had a chat to the guys when we started the tour. They’ve shown me anything that they were taking and it’s all absolutely fine,” Australian team doctor Peter Brukner said.

“Most of them are not taking anything anyway but a few are taking protein shakes and things like that, which are all pretty straightforward,” he was quoted as saying by Sydney Morning Herald.

“There are a small amount of supplements used, vitamins and so on, at various times in every sport. You just have to be careful what’s required and what’s given.”

Dr Brukner, a former head of English Premier League club Liverpool’s sports medicine and science unit and an ex-Socceroos doctor, said the intake of supplements by Australian players would continue to be closely supervised on tours and at home despite no suggestion of any banned substance use in the game.

“There has never been a culture of real high-end performance enhancement in cricket, so it’s not so much of an issue, but every sport has to address it these days. We’ve got to be super careful,” he said.

“I think it’s a wake-up call to all sports. We’ve got to be very careful and vigilant about what people are using. I think it’s been a sign that the role of the doctor has become a bit reduced in some aspects of sport and sports scientists have sort of taken over the performance enhancement side of things and by and large they do an excellent job.”

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 17, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Dubai

More

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 16, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 41 runs

Womens World T20, 2014

Apr 6, 2014  at Dhaka

Australia Women won by 6 wkts

T20 WC 2014

Apr 6, 2014  at Dhaka

Sri Lanka won by 6 wkts

Womens World T20, 2014

Apr 4, 2014  at Dhaka

England Women won by 9 wkts

T20 WC 2014

Apr 4, 2014  at Dhaka

India won by 6 wkts

Photos

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge play cricket

Videos

Video Highlights: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders wickets

IPL 7: Vintage Jacques Kallis showed his class for Kolkata Knight Riders against Mumbai Indians

IPL 2014: Onus on Chris Gayle to take Royal Challengers Bangalore all the way

IPL 2014: Capacity crowd at UAE provides glimpse of the T20 league’s huge following

Narendra Modi’s tea-vendor origin influences MS Dhoni in calling laundrymen to clean up BCCI mess

Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2014 Preview: RCB have advantage over DD sans Kevin Pietersen

Australia BCCI Delhi Daredevils England India IPL IPL 7 IPL 2014 Kolkata Knight Riders Lasith Malinga Moments in history Mumbai Indians Royal Challengers Bangalore Sachin Tendulkar

Delhi Daredevils (DD) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), IPL 2014: Bangalore lose Maddinson

JP Duminy takes Delhi Daredevils to 145/4 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2014

Kings XI Punjab’s David Miller hopeful of winning IPL 2014

Delhi Daredevils (DD) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), IPL 2014: JP Duminy reaches half-century

Sunrisers Hyderabad announce Spicejet as their IPL 2014 sponsor

Former Australia PM Robert Menzies used cricket to win a case as a lawyer

Naoomal Jaoomal: The man who opened batting in India’s first ever Test

Sony launches ‘IPL Smart Earphone’ to filter crap commentary; calls endeavour CSR

IPL Statistics and Records: IPL’s First

IPL 2014: Umpire Camera View creates latest buzz in tournament

Fan of the Day

Sudatta Mukherjee

Sudatta Mukherjee

1 Posts | 0 Fans

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2014 Video Highlights

After Salman Khan and Aamir Khan being angry with AAP, Anurag Kashyap upset with BJP!

Google Glass could soon assist surgeons

Suffer from hemophilia and planning to conceive?

Nokia Lumia 2520 sales suspended due to issue with faulty charger

Kidney damage in diabetics — causes, symptoms, treatment, complications and prevention

Delhi Daredevils (DD) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), IPL 2014: Ross Taylor, JP Duminy steady Delhi Daredevils

Sonakshi Sinha, Karisma Kapoor and Malaika Arora attend Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s 2 States special screening – View pics!

Naoomal Jaoomal: The man who opened batting in India’s first ever Test

Also on cricketcountry.com