Celebrating #PlayTrueDay: ICC’s Commitment to Clean Sport: Breaking

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has joined hands with the global anti-doping community to celebrate #PlayTrueDay, a significant event that underscores the commitment to a clean and fair sporting environment. This day is not just a symbol but a powerful message that resonates with the core values of integrity and sportsmanship.


The Essence of #PlayTrueDay

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PlayTrueDay is an initiative that brings together athletes, coaches, sports organizations, and fans to advocate for the cause of clean sport. It is a day to reflect on the progress made and the challenges ahead in the fight against doping in sports.


ICC’s Anti-Doping Measures

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The ICC has been a signatory of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) since July 2006, ensuring that cricket plays its part in the global fight against drugs in sport¹. The ICC Anti-Doping Code, compliant with the WADA Code, aims to maintain the integrity of cricket, protect the health and rights of all participants, and keep the sport free from doping.


The Prohibited List

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WADA’s Prohibited List is an international standard that identifies substances and methods banned in sport. Updated annually, it is crucial for athletes to be aware of the substances that could lead to a positive test.


Doping Control

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Doping control is a critical component of the ICC’s anti-doping strategy. It involves testing cricketers for prohibited substances or methods through urine and/or blood samples. The selection process for testing may be random or targeted, ensuring that cricket remains clean.


Supplements and Athlete Responsibility

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Every cricketer is personally responsible for any prohibited substance found in their sample. Given the less regulated supplement industry, athletes must be vigilant about the products they consume.

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Education and Awareness

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Education is a cornerstone of the ICC’s anti-doping efforts. The Play True Quiz is an interactive game designed to test and improve anti-doping knowledge among athletes and their support personnel.




#PlayTrueDay is a reminder of the collective responsibility to uphold the spirit of cricket. The ICC’s unwavering commitment to clean sport is a testament to its dedication to preserving the game’s integrity for generations to come.

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