CV Anti-Doping Policy

Cricket Victoria condemns the use of performance enhancing drugs and doping practices in sport. The use of performance enhancing drugs and doping practices is contrary to the ethics of sport and potentially harmful to the health of athletes.

The only legitimate use of drugs in sport is under the supervision of a physician for a clinically justified purpose.

Cricket Victoria aims to prevent the use of performance enhancing drugs and doping practices in cricket by:
(a) imposing effective sanctions on persons who commit doping offences;
(b) educating and informing persons about drugs in sport issues; and
(c) supporting the drug testing programs and education initiatives of ASDA
and other drug testing authorities.

Cricket Victoria will:
(a) make this Policy available to members, players, coaches, officials,
and medical and health practitioners;
(b) develop and implement drug education and information programs for
players, coaches, officials and medical and health practitioners; and
(c) support the initiatives of Cricket Australia to stop doping offences in sport.

2.4 Players and other persons may be subject to investigation and disciplined
under this Policy.

2.5 Cricket Australia will not disclose or use information about an alleged doping
offence (except for a purpose permitted under this Policy) until after:
(i) the CA Anti-Doping Committee has made a determination;
(ii) the ADCO has decided not to refer the matter to a hearing; or
(iii) the information has become public knowledge.


Who does this Policy Apply to?

This Policy applies to:
(a) members;
(b) players, and
(c) employees and contractors of Cricket Victoria.


What is a Doping Offence?

A player commits a doping offence if:
(a) a prohibited substance is present within the player’s body tissue or fluids,
unless:
(i) the player uses the prohibited substance for a therapeutic
purpose (see clause 4.4); or
(ii) there are exceptional circumstances (see clause 4.5);
(b) the player uses or takes advantage of a prohibited method; or
(c) the player refuses to provide a sample for testing when requested by a
drug testing authority.

4.2 A person (including a player) commits a doping offence if:
(a) the person is knowingly involved in trafficking; or
(b) the person knowingly assists, or is knowingly involved in the commission
of a doping offence by another person.

4.3 A doping offence is proved if a person admits to having committed the doping offence.


Therapeutic Purpose

4.4 A player uses a prohibited substance for a therapeutic purpose if:
(a) the player received written approval from ASDMAC, prior to testing,
for the use of that prohibited substance for a therapeutic purpose; and
(b) the player has complied with the relevant conditions applicable to that use.