It is bad luck for
"The situation for them is not good. They are struggling against time and we are not very hopeful of them playing in the World Cup," said the PCB official without wanting to be named.
The two bowlers tested positive last October for the banned substance nandrolone, but a PCB appeals panel cleared them of a doping offence and set aside their bans in December.
Pakistanmedia reported on Friday they had gone to to take private dope tests to confirm the level of nandrolone remaining in their bodies. London
The reports said they took the tests to confirm no traces of nandrolone remained before taking the PCB's official tests.
Director of cricket operations Saleem Altaf insisted it was mandatory for Shoaib and Asif to clear dope tests and fitness trials next week to play in the World Cup.
"I don't know why they are delaying taking the tests in
but if they don't take it they don't go to the World Cup," he said. Pakistan