PUBLIC DISCLOSURE AND CONFIDENTIALITY

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 it has been determined in a hearing in accordance with Article 8 that an anti-doping rule violation has occurred, or such hearing has been waived, or the assertion of an anti-doping rule violation has not been timely challenged. Once it is decided 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, 13.8.5, 13.8.6 and 14.2. The BCCI shall also, within the time period for publication, send all first instance and appeal decisions to WADA and the ICC.

14.2 In any case under the Rules where it is determined, after a hearing or appeal, that the Cricketer or Cricket Support Personnel did not commit an anti-doping rule violation, the decision may be disclosed publicly only with the consent of the Cricketer or Cricketer Support Personnel 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 Support Personnel 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 an Anti-Doping Tribunal has determined that an anti-doping rule violation has been committed, and/or the anti-doping rule violation has been admitted. 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 Personnel involved in the case or his/her representatives.

14.4 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.

14.5 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.

14.6 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.

14.7 All Cricketers and Cricketer Support Personnel 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.  

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