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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
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse

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