Article 1 - Scope and application

1.1 Any Player who participates or who has participated in the preceding twenty-four (24) months (whether as a member of a starting XI or as an officially designated substitute) in an International Match and/or a Domestic Match (including, without limitation, any Player included in the International Registered Testing Pool and the National Player Pool) (a “Player”) shall thereby automatically become bound by and shall thereafter be required to comply with all of the provisions of the ICC Code. This includes (without limitation) the Player being personally responsible for:

1.1.1 acquainting him/herself, and ensuring that each Person from whom he/she takes advice (including medical personnel) is acquainted with all of the requirements of the ICC Code;

1.1.2 knowing what constitutes an anti-doping rule violation under the ICC Code and what substances and methods are prohibited;

1.1.3 ensuring that anything he/she ingests or Uses, as well as any medical treatment he/she receives, does not give rise to an anti-doping rule violation under the ICC Code;

1.1.4 making him/herself available at all times upon request for Testing, both In-Competition and Out-of-Competition;

1.1.5 disclosing to the ICC and his/her National Anti-Doping Organisation any decision by a non-Signatory finding that he/she infringed the anti-doping rules of that non-Signatory within the previous ten years; and

1.1.6 co-operating with the ICC and any other Anti-Doping Organisation conducting investigations into possible anti-doping rule violations.


The ICC has Testing authority over all Players who are selected to play in either International Matches and/or Domestic Matches. Within this category of Players who are bound by and required to comply with the ICC Code, the following Players shall be considered to be International-Level Players for the purposes of the ICC Code and subject to the specific provisions in the ICC Code applicable to International-Level Players (e.g. Testing, TUEs, whereabouts and Results Management): Players who are (or have been in the previous twenty-four (24) months) selected to play in International Matches and those Players included in the International Registered Testing Pool and the National Player Pool. The ICC will focus its Testing under the ICC Code on these International-Level Players.

Cricket players participating at the national level are governed by the anti-doping rules of their National Anti-Doping Organization and the National Cricket Federation under whose jurisdiction they participate (including in relation to TUEs and appeals), which rules shall comply with the provisions of the Code and the ICC Code. For the purposes of the Code, the ICC has delegated responsibility to conduct certain aspects of Doping Control and anti-doping Education in relation to cricket Players other than International-Level Players to its National Cricket Federations, who shall be considered a Delegated Third Party for that purpose. Pursuant to this delegation, it is the responsibility of each National Cricket Federation to collect Samples for Doping Control at Domestic Matches, to initiate and direct Out-of-Competition Testing on its Players1, conduct anti-doping Education programmes in accordance with the International Standard for Education, and to ensure that all national-level Testing on its Players and the Results Management for such tests comply with the Code, the International Standards and the ICC Code. However, pursuant to the Code, the ICC remains fully responsible for ensuring that any of the aforementioned delegated aspects are performed in compliance with the Code.

1 Testing conducted by National Cricket Federations shall only be conducted under the documented authority of the ICC in accordance with Article 20.3.2 of the Code. For such Testing, National Cricket Federations shall use their National Anti-Doping Organization or other Sample collection authority to collect Samples in accordance with the International Standard for Testing and Investigations.

1.2 A Player shall continue to be bound by and required to comply with the ICC Code unless and until:

1.2.1 he/she has not participated (whether as a member of a starting XI or as an officially designated substitute) in an International Match and/or Domestic Match for a period of twenty-four (24) months; or

1.2.2 he/she has notified the ICC in writing that he/she has retired from all formats of the sport of cricket at the international level, ie Test Matches, One Day International Matches and Twenty20 International Matches;

and the ICC shall continue to have authority over him/her under the ICC Code thereafter in respect of matters taking place prior to that point.

1.3 A Player who retires in accordance with Article 1.2.2 may not resume competing in an International Match unless he/she notifies the ICC in writing and makes him/herself available for unannounced Out-of-Competition Testing in accordance with Article 5.4.

1.4 Any coach, trainer, manager, agent, team staff, official, medical, paramedical personnel, physiotherapist, parent or other Person working with, treating or assisting a Player ("Player Support Personnel") shall also be bound by and shall be required to comply with all of the provisions of the ICC Code. This includes (without limitation) the Player Support Person being personally responsible for:

1.4.1 acquainting him/herself with all of the provisions of the ICC Code;

1.4.2 knowing what constitutes an anti-doping rule violation under the ICC Code and what substances and methods are prohibited;

1.4.3 cooperating with the Testing of Players;

1.4.4 using his/her influence on Player values and behaviour in order to foster positive attitudes towards anti-doping in the sport of cricket;

1.4.5 disclosing to his/her NADO and the ICC any decision by a non-Signatory finding that he/she infringed applicable anti-doping rules within the previous ten years;

1.4.6 co-operating with the ICC and any other Anti-Doping Organisation conducting investigations into possible anti-doping rule violations; and

1.4.7 not Using or Possessing any Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method without valid justification.

1.5 The following individuals shall also, as a condition of their participation or involvement in the sport, be bound by and required to comply with all of the provisions of the ICC Code in so far as they are involved in any aspect of Doping Control:

1.5.1 the ICC, including its board members, directors, officers and specified employees, and Delegated Third Parties and their employees; and

1.5.2 each of its National Cricket Federations, including their board members, directors, officers and specific employees, and Delegated Third Parties and their employees.

1.6 Without prejudice to Articles 1.1 to 1.5, the ICC and the National Cricket Federations shall be responsible for promoting anti-doping awareness and Education in the sport of cricket.