Patiala: Host India lifted the title of the second Kabaddi World Cup that concluded on Sunday night but the championship euphoria dashed down with 42 players including one Indian player tested positive for anabolic androgenic steroids.

Seeing the growing counts of dope positive players, the organizing committee of the 2nd World Cup Kabaddi decided that they would be fined and their prize money would be deducted.

Punjab Sports Director Pargat Singh declared on Sunday that teams will get the prize money only after the completion of dope tests conducted during the semifinal and the final matches.

According to the committee, teams with less than six dope positives will be fined 5 percent and those with seven dope positives will be fined 15 percent.

So far, eight of England, seven of Spain, six each of Australia and Canada, five each of US and Italy, two of Norway and one of India have been found positive in the dope tests.

All the players tested positive have been banned from participating in the games while the US and Australian teams were kicked out of the championship.

JPN/Bureau