Cricket plans more drug testing

The England & Wales Cricket Board and Professional Cricketers' Association have said that they plan to step up testing for recreational drugs following the death of Tom Maynard.

According to post-mortem examination evidence presented at an inquest, the 23-year-old Surrey batsman was drunk and high on cocaine and ecstasy when he was electrocuted before being hit by a train last June, and a jury at Westminster Coroner's Court returned a verdict of accidental death.

The PCA invited 24 young county cricketers to Edgbaston on Thursday to warn them on issues including safe drinking, anti-doping, anti-corruption, and health and well-being, an event supported by the Tom Maynard Trust. Andy Swiss reports from Edgbaston on the steps English cricket needs to take with the next generation of young players.

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