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Cricketers jeopardising Delhi CWG's sanctity: WADA Chief
Melbourne, August 08, 2009
First Published: 21:25 IST(8/8/2009)
Last Updated: 01:37 IST(9/8/2009)

In a scathing attack on the Indian Cricket Board for rejecting its anti-doping clause, WADA chief John Fahey said the decision could jeopardise the sanctity of the Delhi Commonwealth Games next year.

 "India has got the Commonwealth Games next year. What sort of a message are these cricketers giving to that country
ahead of that event?" Fahey asked.

 "We are keen to see India progress in anti-doping and to ensure that event (the Games) is well and truly controlled
from a drug perspective," he was quoted as saying by The Age.

Fahey said Indian cricketers' position on the WADA clause would jeopardise WADA's efforts to make sports free fromdoping.

"It's a tragedy to see a few wealthy individual cricketers decide that they are above clean sport and the rules that have to be applied to ensure that sport is clean. The International Cricket Council has to deal with them," said Fahey, who has served as a federal minister of Australia.

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