Anti Doping Policy
Administration. Providing, supplying, supervising, facilitating, or otherwise participating in the Use or Attempted Use by another Person of a Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method. However, this definition shall not include the actions of bona fide medical personnel involving a Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method used for genuine and legal therapeutic purposes or other acceptable justification and shall not include actions involving Prohibited Substances which are not prohibited in Out-of-Competition Testing unless the circumstances as a whole demonstrate that such Prohibited Substances are not intended for genuine and legal therapeutic purposes or are intended to enhance sport performance.
Adverse Analytical Finding. A report from a WADA-accredited laboratory or other WADA-approved entity, consistent with the International Standard for Laboratories and related Technical Documents, that identifies in a Sample the presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers (including elevated quantities of endogenous substances) or evidence of the Use of a Prohibited Method.
Anti-Doping Manager.An appointee of the BCCI with supervisory responsibilities in relation to the Rules.
Anti-DopingPanel. As defined in Article 8.1.1.
Anti-Doping Tribunal.A panel of three persons (subject to Article 8.1.7) appointed by the BCCI consisting of a Chair (who shall be legally qualified), and other lawyers and/or a medical expert and/or a technical expert with experience in anti-doping, to perform the functions assigned to the Anti-Doping Tribunal under the Rules. Each member of the Anti-Doping Tribunal shall be independent of the BCCI, which may provide reasonable compensation and reimbursement of expenses to such members.
Appeal Panel. A panel of three persons (subject to Article 13.4.3) appointed in accordance with Article 13.4, and consisting of a Chair (who shall be legally qualified), and other lawyers and/or a medical expert and/or a technical expert with experience in anti-doping, to perform the functions assigned to the Appeal Panel under the Rules. Each member of the Appeal Panel shall be independent of the BCCI, which may provide reasonable compensation and reimbursement of expenses to such members.
Attempt.Purposely engaging in conduct that constitutes a substantial step in a course of conduct planned to culminate in the commission of an anti-doping rule violation. Provided, however, there shall be no anti-doping rule violation based solely on an Attempt to commit a violation if the Person renounces the Attempt prior to it being discovered by a third party not involved in the Attempt.
Atypical Finding.A report from a WADA-accredited laboratory or other WADA-approved entity which requires further investigation as provided by the International Standard for Laboratories or related technical documents prior to the determination of an Adverse Analytical Finding.
BCCI.The Board of Control for Cricket in India, is a member of and is recognised by the ICC as the entity governing the sport of cricket in India
CAS.The Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Competition.A series or combination of any number of individual Matches played as part of a league, knock-out or other tournament or event.
Consequences of Anti-Doping Rule Violations (“Consequences”). An anti-doping rule violation may result in one or more of the following: (a) Disqualification means the Cricketer’sindividual results and performance statistics in a particular Match are invalidated, with all resulting consequences including forfeiture of any individual medals, individual ranking points and individual prizes obtained in that Match and the non-inclusion of his/ her performance statistics in such Match towards individual averages and/or records; (b) Ineligibility means the Cricketer or Cricketer Support Personnel is barred on account of an anti-doping rule violation for a specified period of time from participation in any Competition or other activity or funding as provided in Article 10.11.1.1 of the Rules; (c) Provisional Suspension means the Cricketer or Cricketer Support Person is temporarily barred from participating in the sport of cricket pending a decision on the allegation that he/she has committed an anti-doping rule violation. ; (d) Financial Consequences means a financial sanction imposed for an anti-doping rule violation or to recover costs associated with an anti-doping rule violation; and (e) Public Disclosure or Public Reporting means the dissemination or distribution of information to the general public or Persons beyond Persons entitled to earlier notification in accordance with Article 14.
Contaminated Product. A product that contains a Prohibited Substance that is not disclosed on the product label or in the information available in a reasonable Internet search
Cricketer.Any Person who competes at any level in the sport under the jurisdiction of the BCCI; save that for purposes of Article 2.8, a Cricketer is any Person who participates at any level in any sport under the authority of any Signatory, government or other sports organisation accepting the World Anti-DopingCode.
Cricketer’s Nominated Address.As defined in Article 1.5.
Cricketer Support PersonAs defined in Article 1.8.
Demand.As defined in Article 188.8.131.52.
Disqualification. See Consequences, above.
Doping Control. All steps and processes from test distribution planning through to ultimate disposition of any appeal including all steps and processes in between such as provision of whereabouts information, sample collection and handling, laboratory analysis, TUEs, results management and hearings.
Effective Date.As defined in Article 18.5.
Event. A series of individual Competitions conducted together under one ruling body.
Fault.Fault is any breach of duty or any lack of care appropriate to a particular situation. Factors to be taken into consideration in assessing a Cricketer or other Person’s degree of Fault include, for example, the Cricketer’s or other Person’s experience, whether the Cricketer or other Person is a Minor, special considerations such as impairment, the degree of risk that should have been perceived by the Cricketer and the level of care and investigation exercised by the Cricketer in relation to what should have been the perceived level of risk. In assessing the Cricketer or other Person’s degree of Fault, the circumstances considered must be specific and relevant to explain the Cricketer’s or other Person’s departure from the expected standard of behavior. Thus, for example, the fact that a Cricketer would lose the opportunity to earn large sums of money during a period of Ineligibility, or the fact that the Cricketer only has a short time left in his or her career, or the timing of the sporting calendar, would not be relevant factors to be considered in reducing the period of Ineligibility under Article 10.5.1 or 10.5.2.
Filing Failure.As defined in the International Standard for Testing and Investigations..
Financial Consequences. See Consequences above.
ICC. TheInternational Cricket Council or its designee.
ICC Code. As defined in Article 1.3.
ICC Events. Each of the following: (a) the ICC Cricket World Cup; (b) the ICC World Twenty20; (c) the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup; (d) the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup; (e) the ICC Champions Trophy; (f) the ICC World Cup Qualifying Tournament; (g) the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifying Tournament; and (h) any other event organised or sanctioned by the ICC from time to time, provided that the ICC has given at least three months’ notice to all teams participating in such event that it is to be deemed an ICC Event for the purposes of the Rules.
In-Competition. The period described in Article 5.2.2.
Ineligibility. See Consequences, above.
International-Level Cricketer.Any Cricketer who participates or who has previously participated at any point in time (whether as a member of a starting XI or as an officially designated substitute) in an International Match, as that term is defined in the ICC Code.
International Registered Testing Pool.As defined in Article 184.108.40.206.
International Standard. A standard adopted by WADA in support of the World Anti-DopingCode, as revised from time to time, such revisions becoming effective in relation to the Rules on the date specified by WADA, without the need for any further action by the BCCI. Compliance with an International Standard (as opposed to another alternative standard, practice or procedure) shall be sufficient to conclude that the procedures addressed by the International Standard were performed properly. The International Standards shall include any technical documents issued pursuant to the International Standard.
Marker.A compound, group of compounds or biological variable(s) that indicates the presence and/or Use of a Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method.
Match. A match between two cricket teams, of any format and duration, that is organised, convened or authorised by the BCCI or any of its members or affiliates or licensees.
Metabolite. Any substance produced by a biotransformation process.
Minor. A natural Person who has not reached the age of eighteen (18) years..
Missed Test.As defined in the International Standard for Testing and Investigations..
National Registered Testing Pool.As defined in Article 220.127.116.11.
No Advance Notice. A Doping Control which takes place with no advance warning to the Cricketer and where the Cricketer is continuously chaperoned from the moment of notification through Sample provision.
No Fault or Negligence. The Cricketer or Cricketer Support Persons establishing that he/she did not know or suspect, and could not reasonably have known or suspected even with the exercise of utmost caution, that he/she had Used or been administered the Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method or otherwise violated an anti-doping rule. Except in the case of a Minor, for any violation of Article 2.1, the Cricketer must also establish how the Prohibited Substance entered his or her system..
No Significant Fault or Negligence. The Cricketer or Cricketer Support Persons establishing that his/her Fault or negligence, when viewed in the totality of the circumstances and taking into account the criteria for No Fault or Negligence, was not significant in relationship to the anti-doping rule violation.Except in the case of a Minor, for any violation of Article 2.1, the Cricketer must also establish how the Prohibited Substance entered his or her system.
Notice of Charge.As defined in Article 7.2.3.
Out-of-Competition. The period(s) described in Article 18.104.22.168.
Person.A natural person or an organisation or other entity.
Possession. Actual, physical Possession, or the constructive Possession (which shall be found only if the Person has exclusive control or intends to exercise control over the Prohibited Substance/Method or the premises in which a Prohibited Substance/Method exists); provided, however, that if the Person does not have exclusive control over the Prohibited Substance/Method or the premises in which a Prohibited Substance/Method exists, constructive Possession shall only be found if the Person knew about the presence of the Prohibited Substance/Method and intended to exercise control over it. Provided, however, there shall be no anti-doping rule violation based solely on Possession if, prior to receiving notification of any kind that the Person has committed an anti-doping rule violation, the Person has taken concrete action demonstrating that the Person never intended to have Possession and has renounced Possession by explicitly declaring it to an anti-doping organisation. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this definition, the purchase (including by any electronic or other means) of a Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method constitutes Possession by the Person who makes the purchase.
Prohibited List.The list identifying the Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods.
Prohibited Method. Any method so described on the Prohibited List.
Prohibited Substance. Any substance, or class of substance, so described on the Prohibited List.
Provisional Hearing. For purposes of Article 7.7, an expedited abbreviated hearing occurring prior to a hearing under Article 8 that provides the Cricketer or Cricketer Support Person with notice and an opportunity to be heard in either written or oral form.
Provisional Suspension. See Consequences, above.
Public Disclose or Publicly Report. See Consequences above.
Review Board.A standing panel appointed by the BCCI, consisting of persons with medical, technical and/or legal experience in anti-doping, to perform the functions assigned to the Review Board in the Rules. Further persons may be co-opted into the Review Board on a case-by-case basis, where there is a need for their specific expertise and/or experience. Each member of the Review Board panel shall be independent of the BCCI, which may provide reasonable compensation and reimbursement of expenses to such members.
Sample. Any biological material collected for the purposes of Doping Control.
Signatories.Those entities signing the World Anti-Doping Code and agreeing to comply with the World Anti-Doping Code.
Specified Substances.As defined in Article 4.1.2.
Substantial Assistance. For purposes of Article 10.6.1, a Person providing Substantial Assistance must: (a) fully disclose in a signed written statement all information that he/she possesses in relation to anti-doping rule violations; and (b) fully cooperate with the investigation and adjudication of any case related to that information, including, for example, presenting testimony at a hearing if requested to do so by the BCCI, the ICC, another anti-doping organisation or the hearing panel. Further, the information provided must be credible and must comprise an important part of any case that is initiated or, if no case is initiated, must have provided a sufficient basis on which a case could have been brought.
Tampering.Altering for an improper purpose or in an improper way; bringing improper influence to bear; interfering improperly; obstructing, misleading or engaging in any fraudulent conduct to alter results or prevent normal procedures from occurring.
Target Testing.Selection of Cricketers for Testing based on criteria set forth in the International Standard for Testing and Investigations.
Testing. The parts of the Doping Control process involving test distribution planning, Sample collection, Sample handling, and Sample transport to the laboratory.
Trafficking. Selling, giving, administering, transporting, sending, delivering or distributing (or Possessing for any such purpose) a Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method (either physically or by any electronic or other means) by a Cricketer or Cricketer Support Person to any third party; provided, however, that this definition shall not include: (a) the actions of bona fide medical personnel involving a Prohibited Substance used for genuine and legal therapeutic purposes or other acceptable justification; or (b) actions involving Prohibited Substances which are not prohibited in Out-of-Competition Testing unless the circumstances as a whole demonstrate such Prohibited Substances were not intended for genuine and legal therapeutic purposes or are intended to enhance sport performance.
TUE.As defined in Article 4.4.1.
TUE Appeal PanelA panel appointed by the BCCI and composed of at least three physicians with experience in the care and treatment of Cricketers and sound knowledge of clinical and exercise medicine, to perform the functions assigned to the TUE Appeal Panel under the Rules.
TUE Committee. A panel appointed by the BCCI and composed of at least three physicians with experience in the care and treatment of Cricketers and a sound knowledge of clinical and exercise medicine, to perform the functions assigned to the TUE Committee under the Rules.In all cases involving a Cricketer with a disability, one of the physicians must have experience with the care and treatment of Cricketers with disabilities.
Use. The utilisation, application, ingestion, injection or consumption by any means whatsoever of any Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method.
WADA.The World Anti-Doping Agency.
Whereabouts Failures. As defined in Article 2.4.
World Anti-Doping Code.The version of the World Anti-Doping Code issued by WADA and coming into force as from 1 January 2015.