8 Oct 2009

Dope-testing and talks with WADA to continue

8:30 am on 8 October 2009

The argument between the International Cricket Council and the World Anti-Doping Agency over the controversial "whereabouts" clause is still not settled - but the ICC says drug-testing of players will continue, and so will the negotiations with WADA.

The ICC implemented the new WADA code at the start of the year, according to which players are supposed to reveal details of their location for an hour every day for the next three months.

But the powerful Indian cricket board has led opposition to this clause, prompted by their players' refusal to reveal the information due to security and privacy concerns in a country in which the sport enjoys a fanatical following.

Australia, England, South Africa, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh all believed to support India's stance on the "whereabouts" clause, which led the ICC to suspend it from its doping code.