ICC lawyer to discuss anti-doping code with BCCI
An ICC lawyer will be in Mumbai on Saturday to discuss a contentious new anti-doping code with BCCI officials as the Indian players have refused to sign it complaining that one of its clauses invaded on their privacy.world Updated: Jul 31, 2009 13:31 IST
An ICC lawyer will be in Mumbai on Saturday to discuss a contentious new anti-doping code with BCCI officials as the Indian players have refused to sign it complaining that one of its clauses invaded on their privacy.
ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said Iain Higgins, the governing body's company lawyer, will also make it clear to the BCCI that there is "no further reason to delay the full implementation of the requirements specified by the WADA Code."
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code requires that players reveal their whereabouts in an online form. Lorgat said an "overwhelming majority" of players have already given their consent to the clause except for the Indian players.
The Indians are adamant that the clause invades on their privacy, besides it would be difficult for them to give their exact whereabouts due to "fluctuating and hectic" professional and personal schedules.
The players are also concerned that giving out such information may result in security breaches.
Lorgat said the ICC understood the players' concerns, but has to adhere to the WADA code in order to keep the sport clean. "The anti-doping measures were "absolutely necessary, quite like the security checks that are done at all airports these days," Lorgat told 'Cricinfo'