Anti Doping Policy
14.1 Neither the BCCI, the ICC or WADA shall publicly identify Cricketers whose Samples have resulted in Adverse Analytical Findings, or who have been alleged to have violated other Articles of the Rules, until the Cricketer or Cricketer Support Person has been sent a Notice of Charge in accordance with Article 7. Once it is decided in a hearing in accordance with Article 8 or 13 that a violation of the Rules has been established, publication of that decision shall be determined in accordance with Articles 8.2.6, 8.2.7 and 13.9.5, save that where theCricketer or other Person found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation is a Minor, Public Reporting of the decision will be optional and shall be proportionate to the facts and circumstances of the case The BCCI shall also, within the time period for publication, send all first instance and appeal decisions to WADA and the ICC. Publication shall be accomplished at a minimum by placing the required information on the BCCI’s website and leaving the information up for a longer of one month or the duration of any period of Ineligibility.
14.2 In any case under the Rules where it is determined, after a hearing or appeal, that the Cricketer or Cricket Support Person did not commit an anti-doping rule violation, the decision may be Publicly Disclosed only with the consent of the Cricketer or Cricketer SupportPerson who is the subject of the decision. The BCCI shall use reasonable efforts to obtain such consent, and if consent is obtained, shall Publicly Disclose the decision in its entirety or in such redacted form as the Cricketer or Cricketer SupportPerson may approve.
14.3 The BCCI shall use its reasonable endeavours to ensure that persons under its control do not publicly identify Cricketers whose Samples have resulted in Adverse Analytical Findings or Atypical Findings, or who have a Provisional Suspension imposed on them, or are alleged to have committed an anti-doping rule violation under the Rules, unless and until the Cricketer or Cricketer Support Person has been sent a Notice of Charge in accordance with Article 7. However, the BCCI in its discretion may at any time disclose to other organisations such information, as the BCCI may consider necessary or appropriate to facilitate administration or enforcement of the Rules, provided that each organisation provides assurance satisfactory to the BCCI that the organisation will maintain all such information in confidence. The BCCI will not comment publicly on the specific facts of a pending case (as opposed to general description of process and science) except in response to public comments attributed to the Cricketer or Cricketer Support Person involved in the case or his/her representatives.
14.4 Where WADA or the ICCreceives information in respect of any proceedings conducted pursuant to Article 7, 8 or 13, they shall not disclose such information beyond those Persons with a need to know until the BCCI has made Public Disclosure in accordance with Article 14.1 above.
14.5 All communications with a laboratory in relation to Testing carried out under the Rules must be conducted in such a way that the laboratory is not advised of the identity of the Cricketer(s) involved, save where required as part of the investigation of a potential case and/or the presentation of evidence to an Anti-Doping Tribunal.
14.6 Details of all Testing carried out at the instance of the BCCI under the Rules, i.e. date of test, name of Cricketer tested, and whether the test was In-Competition or Out-of-Competition, shall be provided to the ICC and to WADA.
14.7 Whereabouts information provided by a Cricketer pursuant to Article 5.3.2 may be provided to the ICC and to WADA, on the basis that it shall be maintained in the strictest confidence at all times, it shall be used only for Doping Control purposes, and it shall be destroyed when no longer relevant for such purposes.
14.8 All Cricketers and Cricketer Support Person shall be deemed to have agreed, for purposes of applicable data protection and other laws and for all other purposes, to have consented to the collection, processing, disclosure and use of information relating to them, including personal information relating to them, as required to implement the Rules.