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


Kashif Siddiq banned for failing dope test
Kashif Siddiq banned for failing dope test

Kashif Siddiq, the captain of State Bank of Pakistan, has been banned for two years after failing a dope test

Rory Kleinveldt admits using banned drug
Rory Kleinveldt admits using banned drug

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

Treymane Smartt suspended for anti-doping violation
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

Tharanga suspended for three months
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 set to implement WADA-compliant code
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 anti-doping code to take effect  in August
ICC anti-doping code to take effect in August

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

WADA asks ICC to comply by November 2011
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

Asif ruled out of New Zealand series
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 to meet WADA on code solution
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

Asif undergoes dope test
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

BCCI refuses to align with government on anti-doping stand
BCCI refuses to align with government on anti-doping stand

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

Indian government reiterates support for WADA
Indian government reiterates support for WADA

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

No exceptions for India, says WADA chief
No exceptions for India, says WADA chief

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

ICC postpones WADA meeting to October
ICC postpones WADA meeting to October

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

BCCI turns to top legal brains for help on WADA issue
BCCI turns to top legal brains for help on WADA issue

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

ICC panel meets on Wednesday over doping impasse
ICC panel meets on Wednesday over doping impasse

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

Steyn under IPL dope-test cloud
Steyn under IPL dope-test cloud

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

Haunted by virtue
Haunted by virtue

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

We are not against drugs tests - Harbhajan
We are not against drugs tests - Harbhajan

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

ICC forms committee to resolve doping row
ICC forms committee to resolve doping row

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