The contentious ‘whereabouts’ clause of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA), which has deterred the Indian players from accepting the WADA code will be one of the high points of discussion at the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s working committee meeting, to be held at its headquarters ‘Cricket Centre‘ on Thursday.
Eleven Indian cricketers, including two women, have refused to agree to the clause – which requires them to furnish their whereabout (one hour each day) for the next three months – citing security fears.
The BCCI has backed the players saying the players’ security is important. Apart from this, there are many other crucial decisions to be taken and the issues on the agenda will include the ratification of the induction of ex-Indian Cricket League (ICL) players of India into IPL.
The meeting will also decide on the appointment of a new batting coach for the National Cricket Academy and what brand of balls to be used during matches in India.
The deteriorating quality of SG balls has triggered a debate whether India should opt for the Australian ‘Kookaburra’ balls or not. The status of the domestic Deodhar Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 meet will also be discussed. The working committee will also clear the accounts forwarded by the finance committee which met on Wednesday.