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WADA code must be accepted by all federations: Gill


New Delhi : Sports minister M.S. Gill Monday said it is necessary for all sporting bodies to adopt the anti-doping code of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sunday rejected WADA’s anti-doping code because of the controversial “whereabouts” clause that mandates players furnish information of their whereabouts in advance.

Gill also played down the security concerns of the cricketers and said that every sporting association will have to adhere to WADA norms.

“All sportspersons should adhere to it and happily follow it, as so many sports federations and players are following it,” Gill said after the state sports ministers’ conference here Monday.

“We have accepted WADA regulatory testing and we adhere to it. Sportspersons should be clear on one thing that it is not getting into someone’s life,” Gill said.

Gill said that every sport should be made dope free.

“We should support WADA in its cause. The world is concerned about doping and we should support WADA,” he said.

He also said that India now has a WADA-accredited National Dope Testing Laboratory in the capital.

“Last year, we got the accreditation from WADA after so much effort and we are proud to be associated with it.

“We have set up a dope testing laboratory next to Nehru stadium and now Sweden is also sending samples of their players for testing. We should be proud of it,” Gill added.