‘BCCI, ICC want doping code to be cricket-specific’
The International Cricket Council chief executive Haroon Lorgat hoped the impasse between Indian cricketers and the World Anti-Doping Agency agency would end soon.cricket Updated: Jun 01, 2010 23:40 IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat hoped the impasse between Indian cricketers and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) agency would end soon.
“I don’t think it is an issue anymore,” Lorgat said on the sidelines of the World Cup on Tuesday. “The BCCI is very much WADA-compliant. It follows a zero-tolerance policy as regards doping and it is just a question of discussing some of the finer details as regards the whereabouts clause.”
He also brushed aside suggestions that WADA Director General David Howman had issued an ultimatum to the ICC and its member boards last month to fall in line with its code in its entirety by November.
“I’m not sure that’s what he said. In fact he was very complimentary about the progress cricket has made in terms of doping. He is very much with us in terms of putting something specific for cricket,” Lorgat said.
“Being a signatory, we expect the ICC and cricket to remain committed to the WADA code. The ICC has done a lot in the last three years, now they just need to give the final push,” Howman had said on May 24.
First Published: Jun 01, 2010 23:38 IST