ICC Executive Board to discuss BCCI stand

ICC Executive Board to discuss BCCI stand

India’s top cricketers have rejected the ‘whereabouts’ clause which requires them to furnish details of their location three months in advance for out-of-competition dope tests. They refused to sign the clause claiming it infringes on their privacy and puts their security at risk.
Although the ICC’s next Executive Board meeting is scheduled in early October, the game’s governing body is keen to get this matter sorted out as early as possible considering that its high-profile tournament Champions Trophy is to be held in September.

The ICC has not yet announced any date for a meeting of its all-powerful Executive Board, but sources indicated that a tele-conference could be held among the Board members to discuss the issue. The game’s governing body has already made it clear that it would look for an acceptable solution to the current situation.

Somdev backs cricketers

Meanwhile, India’s top singles tennis player Somdev Devvarman has endorsed the Indian cricketers’ rejection of a WADA anti-doping clause, saying that it is “impractical and intrusive”.

A day after senior tennis players Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi lent their support to the controversial clause, Somdev said WADA should amend the code.

“It’s not practical at all. I would like to have my privacy. If WADA would like to test athletes then they should give a day’s advance notice because honestly, I don’t really know my schedule for the next day normally, so how can I inform someone else about it,” Somdev said. Somdev is not a signatory to the code because of his low ranking of 152 in the ATP singles chart.

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