Chronology of Pak cricket controversies in 2006
Pakistan cricket team underwent a lot of controversies in 2006 including ball tempering and doping.india Updated: Dec 05, 2006 18:00 IST
Pakistan fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif had bans for doping overturned by an appeals committee on Tuesday, the latest in a series of controversies involving the team.
Here is a chronology of events since August's Oval Test fiasco:
August 20, 2006: Pakistan forfeit fourth Test against England at the Oval in row over penalty for ball-tampering imposed by umpires Darrell Hair and Billy Doctrove.
August 21: Captain Inzamam-ul-Haq charged with ball-tampering and bringing the game into disrepute by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
August 25: ICC say Hair offered to resign "while under great stress" in return for 500,000 dollars.
Sep 28: Inzamam cleared of ball-tampering but banned for four one-day internationals for bringing cricket into disrepute.
October 5: Younis Khan steps down as stand-in skipper for the Champions Trophy in India. He is replaced by batsman Mohammad Yousuf.
October 6: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan resigns over captaincy row. His replacement, Nasim Ashraf, reappoints Younis as captain.
October 16: Pakistan say Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif have tested positive for the banned steroid nandrolone and recall both from India, a day before the team's first Champions Trophy match.
November 1: Akhtar is banned for two years and Asif for one year by a three-man doping tribunal.
November 5: Appeals committee set up after Akhtar and Asif contest verdict.
December 5: Akhtar and Asif cleared of doping by appeals committee, have bans overturned.
First Published: Dec 05, 2006 17:54 IST