ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES

Samples collected under the Rules shall be analysed in accordance with the following principles:

6.1 Use of Approved Laboratories

Samples shall be sent for analysis only to WADA-accredited laboratories or as otherwise approved by WADA. The choice of the WADA-accredited laboratory (or other laboratory or method approved by WADA) used for the Sample analysis shall be determined exclusively by the BCCI.

6.2 Purpose of Collection and Analysis of Samples

Samples shall be analysed:

6.2.1 to detect Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods identified on the Prohibited List and other substances as may be directed by WADA pursuant to the Monitoring Program described in Article 4.5 of the World Anti-Doping Code;

6.2.2 to detect the Use of Prohibited Methods; and/or

6.2.3 to assist the BCCI in profiling relevant parameters in a Cricketer’s urine, blood or other matrix, including DNA or genomic profiling, for anti-doping purposes.

6.3 Restrictions on Use of Samples

6.3.1 All Samples provided by a Cricketer for the purposes of Testing under the Rules shall be the property of the BCCI, and the BCCI shall be entitled to determine all matters regarding the analysis and disposal of such Samples at all times in accordance with the International Standards.

6.3.2 No Sample may be used for any purpose other than as described in Article 6.2 without the Cricketer’s written consent. A Sample used (with the Cricketer’s consent) for purposes other than as described in Article 6.2 shall have any means of identification removed so that it cannot be traced back to the Cricketer that provided it.

6.4 Standards for Sample Analysis and Reporting

6.4.1 Laboratories shall analyse Samples and report results to the BCCI in conformity with the International Standard for Laboratories.

6.4.2 The BCCI shall pay the costs of collection and analysis of Samples under the Rules.

6.4.3 Any Adverse Analytical Findings reported by the laboratory shall be dealt with as set out in Article 7.1. Any Atypical Findings reported by the laboratory shall be dealt with as set out in Article 7.2.

6.5 Retesting Samples

A Sample collected pursuant to the Rules may be re-analysed for the purposes described in Article 6.2 at any time exclusively at the direction of the BCCI or WADA. The circumstances and conditions for retesting Samples shall conform with the requirements of the International Standard for Laboratories.

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