Drugs

Shane Warne's one-year ban for the use of a diuretic in 2003 was the first reported instance in cricket of the use of performance-enhancing drugs (as opposed to recreational ones, a la Ian Botham, and various Pakistani and South African cricketers down the years). In 2006 Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif were found guilty of using the banned steroid nandrolone

West Indies news

Treymane Smartt suspended for anti-doping violation

West Indies women's cricketer Tremayne Smartt has been suspended by the ICC from all cricket and cricket-related activities for five months after being found guilty of committing an anti-doping violation

ICC news

Tharanga suspended for three months

Upul Tharanga, the Sri Lankan opener, has been suspended by the ICC for three months for testing positive for a banned substance during the 2011 World Cup

ICC news

ICC set to implement WADA-compliant code

The ICC is finally ready to implement its anti-doping code, which includes a "modified" whereabouts clause, following negotiations during a year-long stand-off with the BCCI

ICC news

WADA asks ICC to comply by November 2011

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) today asked the ICC to give a final push to convince its member boards to accept the contentious whereabouts clause by November 2011, failing which it would be declared non-compliant to the WADA code

Pakistan news

Asif ruled out of New Zealand series

The PCB clarified that Mohammad Asif will not be travelling with the team to Abu Dhabi and Dubai for the series against New Zealand in November

ICC anti-doping policy

ICC to meet WADA on code solution

The ICC will soon engage with the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) to find out whether there can be a meeting ground on the contentious 'whereabouts clause' in the agency's amended code

ICC Champions Trophy 2009

Asif undergoes dope test

Mohammad Asif, the Pakistan fast bowler, was taken for an ICC dope test during a team practice session in Johannesburg on Thursday