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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
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Mar 17, 2012

Rory Kleinveldt admits using banned drug

News: Rory Kleinveldt will plead guilty to using marijuana after he failed an anti-doping test conducted in February

Firdose Moonda

Nov 18, 2011

Treymane Smartt suspended for anti-doping violation

News: 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

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jun 24, 2011

Tharanga suspended for three months

News: 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

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 15, 2010

ICC set to implement WADA-compliant code

News: 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

Nagraj Gollapudi

Jul 1, 2010

ICC anti-doping code to take effect in August

News: The ICC board has approved the anti-doping code with minor amendments to be agreed relating to the contentious "whereabouts" clause.

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 25, 2010

WADA asks ICC to comply by November 2011

News: 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

ESPNcricinfo staff

Oct 19, 2009

Asif ruled out of New Zealand series

News: 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

ESPNcricinfo staff

Oct 7, 2009

ICC to meet WADA on code solution

News: 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

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 24, 2009

Asif undergoes dope test

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

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 21, 2009

BCCI refuses to align with government on anti-doping stand

News: BCCI president Shashank Manohar has chosen to avoid any debate with the Union sports ministry and said the board would pursue the case only with the ICC

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 19, 2009

Indian government reiterates support for WADA

News: The Indian government has informed the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that it backs the agency's anti-doping code, including the controversial 'whereabouts' clause

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 18, 2009

No exceptions for India, says WADA chief

News: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has written to the Indian government and asked whether it backs the BCCI's stand against the 'whereabouts' clause in the amended anti-dope code

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 2, 2009

ICC postpones WADA meeting to October

News: The contentious whereabouts clause in the new World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code will be discussed directly by the ICC board

Nagraj Gollapudi

Aug 13, 2009

BCCI turns to top legal brains for help on WADA issue

News: The Indian board has sought the opinion of two top legal authorities in the country to firm up its stand against the contentious 'whereabouts' clause in the WADA code

ESPNcricinfo staff

Aug 12, 2009

ICC panel meets on Wednesday over doping impasse

News: The meeting will set the parameters for the group to work on a solution and fix a date and time for it to meet

ESPNcricinfo staff

Aug 11, 2009

Steyn under IPL dope-test cloud

News: Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed that Dale Steyn failed a dope test during the second IPL and has it to painkillers the fast bowler had taken

Ajay S Shankar

Aug 10, 2009

Haunted by virtue

Mukul Kesavan: A drug-testing regime as invasive as WADA's needs to be vigorously debated, and thanks to the opposition from India's cricketers maybe it will now be

Mukul Kesavan

Aug 7, 2009

We are not against drugs tests - Harbhajan

News: The offspinner feels the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA's) clause to reveal one's round-the-year location is illogical

ESPNcricinfo staff

Aug 6, 2009

BCCI v the world

Jayaditya Gupta: The Indian board's foot-dragging and muscle-flexing over the drug-testing issue is typical

Jayaditya Gupta

Aug 6, 2009

ICC forms committee to resolve doping row

News: The ICC has formed a committee to resolve the concerns of the Indian board regarding the controversial 'whereabouts' clause of the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) code

ESPNcricinfo staff
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