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WADA asks Indian government stand on "whereabout" clause

The World Anti-Doping Agency has asked the Indian government whether it supports the stand taken by the Cricket Board on WADA's contentious "whereabout" clause.

cricket Updated: Sep 18, 2009 16:17 IST

The World Anti-Doping Agency has asked the Indian government whether it supports the stand taken by the Cricket Board on WADA's contentious "whereabout" clause.

WADA president John Fahey said he was still hopeful of the international cricket community, including the Indians, to come to the fold and join the global drive against doping.

"The ICC are WADA code compliant and India is a member of the ICC. We have taken the matter up with Indian authorities and made a request if the Indian government supports the stand taken by the Board of Control for Cricket in India," Fahey said during a teleconference on Thursday night.

"Our whole purpose and mandate is to ensure that there's harmonisation of the rules around the world including the cricket community which involves India," he added.

The ICC had said that it would ask WADA to consider a cricket-specific code for the "whereabouts" rule after BCCI backed its players who refused to sign the clause saying it was a breach of privacy and posed security threats.

"I think there has been and still is confusion that have not been properly informed by their anti-doping organisation or they do not fully understand the system," said Fahey.