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BCCI opposes WADA clause despite govt stand

September 21, 2009 16:49 IST

India's cricket board would continue seeking an amendment to the World Anti-Doping Agency's whereabouts clause despite its own government backing the rule, president Shashank Manohar said on Monday.

The influential cricket board last month backed its players' refusal to sign up, citing security and privacy issues to oppose the clause requiring them to nominate a time for every day of the year when they will be available for testing.

The International Cricket Council will discuss the Indian board's request at a special meeting in Johannesburg next month.

"The BCCI's stand on the WADA issue is the same as it was," Manohar told the Indian Express.

"We will next discuss the matter in the ICC's special meeting next month," he said. "Whatever we have to say on this issue, we will coordinate with the ICC."

The ICC chief Haroon Lorgat has said it would ask WADA to consider a cricket-specific code for its whereabouts rule.

Cricket's governing body became a WADA signatory in 2006 and last year unanimously approved out-of-competition tests on players in accordance with amendments made to the code.

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