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Penalise Indian players for missing anti-doping deadline: FICA

The Federation of International Cricketers' Associations has demanded that either ICC penalise Indian players, who missed the deadline to submit the WADA anti-doping form because of its 'whereabout clause', or withdraw the code.

cricket Updated: Jul 31, 2009 21:33 IST

The Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) has demanded that either ICC penalise Indian players, who missed the deadline to submit the WADA anti-doping form because of its 'whereabout clause', or withdraw the code.

Indian players have missed the July 31 deadline for submitting the information, voicing concerns about the security and practicality aspects associated with the WADA compliant code.

The code requires players to submit details in advance of their whereabouts for the next three months to facilitate effective out-of-competition testing.

As many as 11 Indian players are awaiting a meeting between the ICC and BCCI on Sunday to get their concerns addressed on the norms, which prescribe severe penalties in case of default.

"From a player association perspective, if the Indian players do not have to comply with the whereabouts provision or don't suffer penalties for not filing such information, then we will certainly be ensuring that ICC lift this obligation from the rest of the teams," FICA Chief Executive Tim May was quoted as saying by the 'Cricinfo'.