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BCCI hopeful of finding a solution to anti-doping clause

india Updated: Aug 02, 2009 17:43 IST

Despite rejecting the WADA's anti-doping clause, the BCCI on Sunday exuded confidence that a solution to the vexed issue could be found at the International Cricket Council's Executive Board meeting.

"We have to address the concerns of our players. We can't ignore that. We have taken a stand, we will inform the ICC and accordingly it will be discussed in Executive Board meeting and I am confident and hopeful that a workable solution will be found out," BCCI Finance and Media Committee Chairman Rajiv Shukla said.

"The members of the Board also realise the problem of the Indian players, their security concerns and constitutional rights. They (ICC) will definitely look at it, we should not jump into a conclusion. Lets wait for the Executive Board meeting, let them deliberate upon it and something will surely come out," he said.

Shukla said BCCI has taken the decision considering the constitutional rights of the players and it is not against the WADA system.

"We are committed to our stand and it is a principled stand keeping in mind the constitutional rights of India. I mean during the tournament, its fine, these players can be subjected to the clauses of the WADA but when they are not playing, how can you ask the players to submit their whereabouts," he said.