Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Wednesday announced that pace spearhead Dale Steyn has been cleared of any doping violation by the Indian Premier League (IPL) authorities.
"There was a discrepancy in the result of a doping test during the IPL but the authorities are perfectly satisfied with the explanation that Dale has provided and they have confirmed that no offence has been committed," CSA chief executive Gerald Majola said in a statement.
Majola said CSA remained totally committed to the International Cricket Council's anti-doping programme.
CSA earlier admitted that Steyn had tested positive while playing for Bangalore Royal Challengers in the second IPL but claimed it was because of legitimate painkillers he used to take at that time.
Interestingly, IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi yesterday outrightly denied that any cricketer had tested positive for any banned drugs in the second IPL held in South Africa in April-May.