No WADA rule violated in identifying Asif

Updated: 19 July 2008 09:44 IST

BCCI rejected the contention of the WADA in Pakistan that it has violated of the global body's rules by prematurely identifying Pakistani paceman Mohd Asif

Mumbai:

The Indian Cricket Board rejected the contention of the World Anti-Doping Agency in Pakistan that it has violated of the global body's rules by prematurely identifying Pakistani paceman Mohd Asif who failed a dope test during the IPL tournament in India.

Ratnakar Shetty, Chief Administrator of BCCI, said the Board had taken the right step by naming Asif.

The procedure is that once the report of dope test was received, the player has to be identified and can be asked whether he will exercise the choice for his 'B' sample test and can be asked to be physically present when the sample was tested, he said.

"However, if the player is not named, how do we ask the player to be present to give an option along with the representative" during the test?" Shetty said.

"I don't think there is anything wrong in that procedure", he added.

Earlier in the day, WADA representative in Pakistan Danish Zaheer, who also heads the Pakistan Sports Medicine Association, said "the announcement by the IPL is a clear violation of WADA regulations". He was of the view that the IPL has violated the World Anti-Doping Code by prematurely disclosing Asif's name.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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