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BCCI hits back at Sports Minister on WADA

Published: Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 11:12 [IST]
 
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BCCI hits back at Sports Minister on WAD

New Delhi: Board of Control for Cricket in India on Monday termed Sports Minister M S Gill's view that cricketers should sign the World Anti-Doping Agency clause as his personal opinion and claimed that the Cricket Board would stick to its own stance.

Reacting over Gill's comments, BCCI spokesman Shukla said the matter was now between BCCI and ICC and there was no need to raise the issue with the Sports Ministry.

"The Sports Minister has got his personal view on the subject but we at BCCI have taken a position which ensures what is promised in the Indian constitution," Shukla told mediamen.

The "whereabout" clause of the WADA code has become the bone of contention with the 11 Indian cricketers in the WADA pool refusing to sign the provision which requires them to inform there whereabouts three months in advance, which they consider a breach of privacy and a security risk as well.

BCCI has already thrown its weight behind the cricketers and has asked ICC, a WADA signatory, to explore the option of having an anti-doping mechanism of its own.

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