Pakistan doping scandal

Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif tested positive for the banned performance-enhancing steroid nandrolone in October 2006, just before the Champions Trophy. After a tribunal hearing, Shoaib was banned for two years and Asif for one. They were then acquitted and their bans overturned on appeal by a review committee in December.

Asia Cup 2008

Pakistan players to undergo dope tests

The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced in-house doping tests for all it's players before the Asia Cup starting next month, as part of the board's policy

Bowler placed on two-year probation

Shoaib handed fine and 13-match ban

Shoaib Akhtar was handed a ban on four charges - his fight with Mohammad Asif in South Africa, playing a charity match without authorisation, making statements to the press about last year's doping case and holding an unauthorised press conference in Paki

Tests held before team selection for South Africa

Shoaib, Asif clear dope tests

Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif, the two Pakistan bowlers who returned positive dope tests last year, have cleared the latest tests held at the fitness and training camp in Karachi earlier this week

Results expected before announcement of final Twenty20 squad

PCB completes dope tests on players

The Pakistan Cricket Board completed dope tests on 26 leading players, including Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif

The Pakistan drugs saga

WADA urge ICC to tighten doping rules

The World Anti-Doping Agency have put pressure on the ICC to fully implement their code on doping offences, and say they are "looking forward" to their full co-operation in the fight against drugs in sport

Shoaib and Asif exonerated

Our stand is vindicated: Ashraf

PCB chief Naseem Ashraf welcomes the CAS decision and says the Board's polices are now compliant with WADA's

Shoaib and Asif exonerated

Court has no jurisdiction in doping case

The Court of Arbitration for Sports has been forced to dismiss an appeal by the World Anti Doping Agency over the reprieves for the Pakistan fast bowlers, Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif, saying it had no jurisdiction to overturn the decision

Pre-World Cup dope tests underway

Pakistan conducts dope tests

Pakistan on Friday began the process of dope testing their players in Lahore ahead of their World Cup squad's departure to the Caribbean on March 1.

Doping crisis set to continue

Former anti-doping head says bowlers still face ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) may be able to reinforce the ban against doping-tainted Pakistani pacemen Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif, the anti-doping head of the first tribunal said.

Drugs in cricket

Role of PCB in inquiry under question

The role of PCB chairman Nasim Ashraf in the inquiry in to the doping scandal that rocked Pakistan cricket has come under scrutiny with the publication of a letter written by him to the first anti-doping commission