ICC began In-Competition testing at its events in 2002. In 2009, the ICC in its continued efforts to eradicate doping from the sport of cricket introduced into the ICC Code, No Advance Notice Out-of-Competition testing.
The ICC Code recognises and accepts that No Advance Notice Out-of-Competition testing is at the core of effective Doping Control, and without accurate information as to a player's whereabouts; such testing can be inefficient and often impossible. Therefore to facilitate the No Advance Notice Out-of-Competition testing, the ICC developed whereabouts rules which came into effect on 1 August 2010. These rules have seen the development of two player pools and one National Cricket Federation Pool:

• International Registered Testing Pool (IRTP)
• National Player Pool (NPP)
• National Cricket Federation Pool (NCFP)

A player who does not fall into either of the two player pools is still subject to No Advance Notice Out-of-Competition testing wherein he/she may be tested at any time or place and on any day of the year whether or not he/she is required to provide information on his/her whereabouts.

Whereabouts Regulations (effective 1 January 2021)

International Registered Testing Pool (IRTP) - Pool one

The first group of players are referred to as the International Registered Testing Pool of players as per the WADA Code who, upon inclusion in the pool, must file in advance on a quarterly basis and keep up-to-date the required individual whereabouts information. Only those players who meet the IRTP selection criteria and receive notification from the ICC to that effect are required to provide whereabouts information pursuant to WADA's International Standard for Testing and Investigations (overnight residence, daily 60 minute testing slot, cricket training/playing information).

The responsibility to file and keep up-to-date the individual whereabouts information is always the player's; however the player can chose to authorise a third party such as their manager or family member to file this information on their behalf.

About the International Registered Testing Pool
IRTP - Authorised representative declaration form

IRTP Whereabouts Submission

IRTP – Whereabouts Submission form
How to complete the IRTP Whereabouts Submission form

IRTP Whereabouts Update

IRTP Whereabouts Update form
How to complete the IRTP Whereabouts Update form

National Player Pool (NPP) - Pool two

The second pool of players, the National Player Pool (NPP). Upon notification of selection into the NPP, the player with the support of his National Cricket Federation (NCF) is required to file full details (location, full address, dates and times) of cricket whereabouts information (all team training(s), all matches, overnight hotel location(s) when with a team) for the upcoming month using the template forms provided by the ICC.

Click on the links for further information about the NPP and to access to the NPP related documents, resources and forms.

NPP Player Filing Form
How to complete the NPP Player Filing Form
NPP Authorised Delegate form
NCF Filing Responsibility Form

Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS)

The Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) manages all information related to whereabouts of players.

Module 1 - Getting Started on ADAMS
Module 2 - NPP Player Whereabouts
Module 3 - IRTP Whereabouts
Module 4 - NPP NCF Whereabouts
Checklist - using ADAMS for the first time
Why can't I submit IRTP whereabouts on ADAMS?
Updating IRTP Whereabouts on ADAMS via SMS - Getting started
Using SMS to update IRTP Whereabouts information on ADAMS
Updating NPP Whereabouts on ADAMS via SMS - Getting started
Using SMS to update NPP Whereabouts information on ADAMS