7 Infamous incidents when cricketers were banned for doping
Updated - Jan 6, 2016 9:58 am
The international governing body of cricket, International Cricket Council (ICC), provides numerous anti-doping services to its members. It believes that education and awareness on anti-doping matters will help further bolster the anti-doping movement in the sport of cricket. The ICC became a signatory of WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) in July 2006. The ICC Anti-Doping Code compliant with the WADA Code ensures cricket plays its part in the global fight against drugs in sport. Here is a list of some famous cricketers who were banned for doping:
1. Sir Ian Botham smoked cannabis:
England’s legendary all-rounder was suspended in 1986 for smoking cannabis. The cricketer-turned-commentator admitted to the same during a newspaper interview, which led to him being suspended for two months. On his return to the sport, he took 2 wickets against the Kiwis early in his spell in a Test match to equal the then world record of 355 Test wickets which was held by Dennis Lillee. Sir Ian Botham continued to play for England till 1992.