Cricket: Parnell and Sharma face Indian drug charges

MUMBAI (AFP) - Indian cricketer Rahul Sharma and South African Test player Wayne Parnell are facing drug charges after their detention at a late-night party last year following an Indian Premier League game, reports said on Thursday.

The two Pune Warriors players were among nearly 100 people detained for medical testing at an upmarket hotel in Mumbai last May which was raided by police who found drugs on the premises.

"We have filed a 1,200-page charge sheet against 86 persons while 35

accused, mostly foreigners, have been shown as wanted," a police official told the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency.

Parnell is among the wanted accused foreigners who left the country after the medical examination, the report said.

Both players have denied any wrongdoing.