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Indian cricketers providing 'whereabouts' details to WADA since 2017

MOHALI: The BCCI has been furnishing main points of best Indian cricketers' 'whereabouts' on World-Anti Doping Agency's database since 2017, a a ways cry from its perceived objection to the contentious clause.

The BCCI remains to be no longer National Anti Doping Agency (NADA)-compliant and WADA has expressed its issues to the International Cricket Council at the factor. The subject was tabled at the fresh ICC Board meeting in Dubai and the Indian Cricket Board was requested to sort the issue with NADA urgently.

It has been learnt that the BCCI, since the 2017 Champions Trophy, has been importing the 'whereabouts' of its players in WADA's ADAMS (Anti Doping Administrative & Management Systems) database.

The ADAMS database was created to coordinate anti-doping activities and to offer a mechanism to lend a hand stakeholders with their implementation of the code.

It shops athletes' whereabouts, TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemptions), Test Planning and Results Management, Lab Results Module.

"We need to clear this misconception. Since 2017, we have been consistently uploading the whereabouts of our centrally contracted players on ADAMS. We never had any issue with whereabouts clause," a BCCI respectable told PTI on stipulations of anonymity.

"A few of our players first entered WADA's Registered Testing Pool (RTP) during 2015 ICC World Cup. Our issue is NADA's handling of samples and how their Dope Control Officers (DCO) work. That is something we are not convinced about and we have told that to ICC also," the respectable added.

There is a faculty of concept in the BCCI that the issue will also be resolved and the Board can transform NADA compliant on its own phrases.

"We can propose a solution. BCCI can hire a set of chaperons, who will help in urine sample collection of players in presence of Dope Control Officers (DCO) of NADA and that will be directly sent to National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL)," he stated.

Currently, Swedish company IDTM (International Doping Tests and Management) collects samples of Indian players and the checking out is finished at the WADA authorized laboratory, NDTL.

"The BCCI has been regularly testing at least 25 top players keeping the World Cup in mind," stated the respectable.

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