"It is clearly, plainly evident that Shoaib nor Asif were ever warned or cautioned against taking supplements "
Fakhruddin 'f***wit' Ibrahim
The appeals committee, headed by retired judge Fakhruddin Ibrahim, accepted their defence after carrying out its own investigations.
"The committee holds that Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif will not be deemed to have committed a doping offence," said Ibrahim.
"The ban and punishment imposed by the earlier tribunal is hereby set aside as being contrary to the provision of laws."
Ibrahim added it was "clearly, plainly evident that Shoaib nor Asif were ever warned or cautioned against taking supplements".
Dick Pound, head of the World Anti-Doping Agency, said he would have to wait for more information before commenting on the case.
"Our normal procedure is to request the file, review it, liaise with the Internatioinal Cricket Council and then decide whether it or we should appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport," he said.
However, he emphasised that the offence was one of strict liabilty, meaning "it doesn't really matter whether the substance was ingested knowingly or not".
The two players were recalled from the Champions Trophy in India in October after they tested positive in out-of-competition tests conducted by the PCB.
The greatest player ever loses a year of cricket for taking a diuretic, and these two clowns are cleared after they're found with a **** load of nandrolone in their system.
It was probably Pakistan's plan all along, give them a harsh sentence first to make it look like they're doing something, then overturn it on appeal.If anyone disagrees, they're obviously a racist and anti muslim.
Australia, South Africa, England and NZ all drug test their players and their officials have stated that if a player is found to have illegal substances in him, regardless of intention, their will be no allowance for mitigating circumstances.
The gutless ICC should intervene and de-register them.