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The ECB is committed to ensuring that cricket is a drug free sport and that the integrity of the performances seen on pitches in England and Wales is protected.

To achieve this, the ECB ensures that all stakeholders understand their rights risks and responsibilities in relation to anti-doping by running a comprehensive player and support personnel education and information programme across its elite men’s and women’s player pathways.

This education programme is underpinned by an intelligence-led, risk-based testing programme, delivered across all ECB competitions and ‘out of competition’ at training or nets. This programme is comprised of the collection and analysis of urine and blood samples and is delivered in collaboration with the UK’s National Anti-Doping Organisation, UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) and the International Cricket Council (ICC).

All of the ECB’s work in this area is consistent and compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC), the International Standards (IS) and the UK National Anti-Doping Policy (NADP).

Recreational Drugs

The ECB also delivers a welfare based Recreational Drugs testing programme across elite cricket, governed by the Recreational Drugs Policy (RDP). Whilst there are consequences for players who violate the RDP, the programme is designed to identify players with welfare challenges and to provide them with bespoke support in collaboration with the Professional Cricketers Association (PCA).

To better understand what may be relevant to you and your role within cricket, please follow the appropriate link below

Professional players

Elite game cricket support personnel (coach, physio, doctor etc)

Amateur players

Further information

Protect Your Sport

Protecting clean sport depends on everyone playing their part - athletes, coaches, or parents - whether on centre stage or behind the scenes. Speak out if you feel there’s something wrong - no matter how small. UKAD guarantee that your identity will always be kept 100% confidential.

There are different ways to speak out:

  • Email - When you feel something’s wrong, send an email. UKAD guarantee that your name and email address will be kept confidential. Email at

  • Online Form - Tell us what you know via our online form on You will remain anonymous as standard, but if you choose to share your details confidentially it could help us catch those in sport who seek to cheat

  • 24/7 Hotline - Call on 08000 32 23 32. We are here to listen. If you prefer to remain 100% anonymous you can. Or if you share your details, they will be kept confidential, and may help keep sport clean

Find out the more about speaking out and Protect Your Sport here.