4 Sep 2009

ICC to ask Wada for special cricket specific drugs code

5:54 am on 4 September 2009

The International Cricket Council will ask the World Anti-Doping Agency to consider a cricket-specific code for its controversial "whereabouts" rule.

The influential Indian cricket board rejected the WADA directive last month, backing its players' refusal to sign up over security and privacy issues.

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

The issue is yet to be resolved and will be discussed by the ICC board in October.

ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat says they'll ask WADA for a cricket-specific code or a relaxation of the whereabouts clause.