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Chennai: The ICC, on Thursday, constituted an International Registered Testing Pool (IRTP) working group to resolve the concerns the BCCI has raised about the implementation of the ‘whereabouts’ requirements of those elite international players selected in the IRTP.
The group is expected report back to the ICC at the earliest.
The WADA will be invited to send a representative to give independent guidance and advice, but this person will not be on the IRTP working group.
The IRTP working group will be chaired by Tim Kerr, the chairman of the ICC’s Anti-Doping Panel. The panel will also include ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat, BCCI secretary N. Srinivasan, ICC Principal Advisor I.S. Bindra and former India captain Anil Kumble, the cricketer representative on WADA’s Athlete Committee.
Mr. Lorgat said in a press release, “I am pleased we have constituted this group as I believe it will help to resolve the practical concerns of India players.
“All of us — the ICC and its members including India — are committed to a zero-tolerance approach in the area of anti-doping but what we have to do is to satisfy the Indian players on the practical implementation of the new WADA rules on ‘whereabouts’.”
He added, “We will all work together and engage with WADA to resolve the concerns so that the Indian players can fully comply with their obligations under the ICC Anti-Doping Code.”
BCCI President Shashank Manohar said, “The BCCI is a willing partner in this process because the objectives of ICC and BCCI are identical regarding cricket as a clean and drug-free sport, and we will resolve the issues amicably.”
Kumble said, “It’s good to be part of the working group and to try and understand what the issues are and resolve them and move forward.”
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