At least 13 of the 29 Kabaddi players have tested positive during tests conducted by officials of the World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA) in Punjab state, in a major embarrassment to the Indian sports.

“On 20th march, we tested 29 samples of kabaddi players out of which 16 were found negative and remaining 13 were found positive on the basis of anabolic steroids and stimulants, and the anti-doping tribunal has provisionally suspended the 13 players,” said Dr. Manmohan Singh, chairman of Anti-Doping committee.

Thirteen players have been served notices and declared provisionally suspended from taking part in any sport or event till the final adjudication following the test results.