August 13, 2009

ICC anti-doping policy

Go the FIFA way

Nishi Narayanan

While the complete exclusion of the 'whereabouts' clause from cricket looks unlikely, the ICC could go the FIFA way and put injured players and those serving suspensions on the International Registered Testing Pool, writes KP Mohan in the Hindu.

Obviously FIFA is of the opinion that injuries and doping are closely related. Steroids generally speed up recovery after injuries. The list is not based on rankings of teams or countries. It is a dynamic list and could evolve, but basically FIFA has stuck to its argument that team sport has to be treated differently, giving a ray of hope for other team sports in their fight against the ‘whereabouts’ rules.

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