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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.
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May 19, 2008

Pakistan players to undergo dope tests

News: 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

ESPNcricinfo staff

Oct 11, 2007

Shoaib handed fine and 13-match ban

News: 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

ESPNcricinfo staff

Aug 4, 2007

Shoaib, Asif clear dope tests

News: 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

ESPNcricinfo staff

Aug 1, 2007

PCB completes dope tests on players

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

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 3, 2007

WADA urge ICC to tighten doping rules

News: 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

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 2, 2007

Court has no jurisdiction in doping case

News: 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

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 2, 2007

Our stand is vindicated: Ashraf

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

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 17, 2007

Pakistan conducts dope tests

News: 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.

Dec 24, 2006

Former anti-doping head says bowlers still face ban

News: 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.

AFP

Dec 9, 2006

Role of PCB in inquiry under question

News: 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

Osman Samiuddin

Dec 7, 2006

Ashraf reiterates PCB's zero-tolerance policy

News: Nasim Ashraf, chairman of the PCB, has reiterated Pakistan's commitment to a zero-tolerance policy on doping in the wake of criticism from Percy Sonn over the board's handling of the doping cases of Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif

Osman Samiuddin

Dec 6, 2006

Divergence in doping policies will not work

How can cricket operate with such a wide divergence in the doping policies of a national board and the body that runs cricket?

Osman Samiuddin

Dec 6, 2006

Sonn critical of Pakistan board's 'inconsistency'

Percy Sonn, the ICC president, has criticised the Pakistan Cricket Board over inconsistency in handling the judgement involving Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif

ESPNcricinfo staff

Dec 5, 2006

Shoaib and Asif acquitted

News: Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif have been acquitted by the tribunal appointed to review their appeals against the drugs ban imposed on them by an earlier committee.

Osman Samiuddin

Dec 5, 2006

'I am breathing again' - Shoaib

News: Pakistan's relieved new-ball duo of Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif have said they were eager to get their careers back on track after winning an appeal against doping charges

Dec 5, 2006

'We respect the decision' - Ashraf

News: Nasim Ashraf, chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, has said that the decision of the appeals committee to overturn the drugs ban on Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif is an honest and open one and should be respected.

Osman Samiuddin

Dec 5, 2006

Dope on the doping scandal

News: Cricinfo summarises the key observations made by the committee, translated from legalese into something you may comprehend

ESPNcricinfo staff

Nov 6, 2006

Asif appeals doping ban

News: The Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif has filed an appeal with his lawyer challenging the one-year ban imposed on him by the Pakistan Cricket Board for failing a drugs test

ESPNcricinfo staff

Nov 5, 2006

New panel to hear doping appeal

News: Justice Fakhruddin Ibrahim will head the new panel appointed by The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to hear the appeals against the doping bans imposed on fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif

ESPNcricinfo staff

Nov 3, 2006

Bans on Shoaib, Asif a blow - Inzamam

News: Inzamam-ul-Haq, the Pakistan captain, feels that the decision to ban Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif would be a major blow for his team's chances in the forthcoming series against West Indies and more importantly in next year's World Cup

ESPNcricinfo staff
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