- The Code
- Therapeutic Use Exemptions
- Testing & Results Management
- Education & Resources
The ITCF USA became a signatory of WADA in July 2006. The ITCF USA Anti-Doping Code compliant with the WADA Code ensures cricket plays its part in the global fight against drugs in sport. Through the adoption and implementation of the ITCF USA Anti-Doping Code, ITCF USA continues in its efforts to:
- Maintain the integrity of the sport of cricket;
- Protect the health and rights of all participants in the sport of cricket;
- Keep the sport of cricket free from doping.
The ITCF USA has been drug testing at its events since 2002. In 2009, the ITCF USA in its continued efforts to keep the sport of cricket free from doping introduced No Advance Notice Out-of-Competition testing. Since then players have been subject to No Advance Notice testing at any time or place and on any day of the year.
The ITCF USA 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 players whereabouts,such testing can be inefficient and often impossible. With that in mind, in August 2010, the ITCF USA has established two pools of players.
- International Registered Testing Pool (IRTP)
- National Player Pool (NPP). Players in these pools are required to submit whereaboutsinformation. Further details about the ITCF USA whereabouts programme can be found on the whereabouts page of the website.
Players may have illnesses or injuries from time to time, which require them to use particular substance(s) or method(s). If the substance(s) or method(s) a Player is required to take to treat an illness or injury happens to be on the WADA Prohibited List, the player will be required to apply for an exemption- this is called a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).
ITCF USA regularly stresses the importance of TUEs when players receive medical treatment. The Therapeutic Use Exemption Committee (TUEC) evaluates all applications for TUEs received by ITCF USA. Further details on the ITCF USA TUE Application process and the ITCF USA TUE Application form can be found on the TUE page of the website.
The ITCF USA is responsible for designing and implementing a testing regime of international players at ITCF USA events, Future Tours Programme matches and Out-of-Competition. In 2009 the ITCF USA conducted over one hundred and seventy tests. Further details on the ITCF USA testing procedure can be found on the resources page of the website.
The ITCF USA with the assistance of the appointed Anti-Doping Boards also manages the results of testing (in and out-of-competition) conducted by the ITCF USA. Further details on the ITCF USA results management procedures can be found on the whereabouts page of the website.
The ITCF USA 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.
An online Anti-Doping Educational Programme has recently been developed by the ITCF USA to assist Members in educating and raising awareness of anti-doping issues within their jurisdiction. Several other anti-doping resources such as the Anti-Doping Rules template and the ITCF USA Anti-Doping Pocket Guide,have been developed and the ITCF USA continues to develop resources to help Members create awareness and provide education on anti-doping matters.