New Delhi:Cricketers should take heart from several international athletes, who have signed WADA's 'whereabouts' clause, and accept the anti-doping code without any reservation, Archery Association of India president Vijay Kumar Malhotra said on Thursday.
"Players and sports federations world over comply with the World Anti-doping Agency provisions. Even Indian Olympic Association is also signatory to the same," the AAI chief said.
"Personal information of so many players are with WADA and they had never complained about privacy breach or security threat. So the Indian cricketers also should not worry about the 'whereabouts' clause," Malhotra added.
After the Indian cricketers objected to the 'whereabouts' clause in the WADA's anti- doping Code and the BCCI also decided to stand by their players, a number of Indian sportspersons have advised them to cast aside the fear of privacy breach or security concern.
Olympian boxer Vijender Singh and grappler Sushil Kumar had also advised the cricketers to become WADA signatories.