ARTICLE 1 SCOPE AND APPLICATION

1.1 The Rules shall apply to:

1.1.1. all Cricketers and Cricketer Support Personnel who are members of or otherwise affiliated to: (a) the BCCI and/or (b) organisations (including clubs, teams, associations or leagues) that are members or affiliates or licensees of the BCCI;

1.1.2. all Cricketers and Cricketer Support Personnel participating in Matches and/or other activities organised, convened or authorised by the BCCI or by any of its members or affiliates or licensees (including any clubs, teams, associations or leagues), wherever held; and

1.1.3. any other Cricketer or Cricketer Support Personnel who, by virtue of a contractual arrangement or otherwise, is subject to the jurisdiction of the BCCI for purposes of anti-doping;

whether or not such Cricketer or Cricket Support Personnel is a citizen of or resident in India.

1.2 To be a member of or otherwise affiliated to the BCCI and/or an organisation that is a member or affiliate or licensee of the BCCI, or to be otherwise eligible to participate (in the case of a Cricketer) or assist any participating Cricketer (in the case of Cricketer Support Personnel) in any Match or other activity organised, convened or authorised by the BCCI or any of its members or affiliates or licensees, a Cricketer or Cricketer Support Personnel must agree to be bound by and to comply with the Rules. Accordingly, by becoming such a member or affiliate or by so participating or assisting, a Cricketer and/or Cricketer Support Personnel (as applicable) shall be deemed to have agreed:

1.2.1 to be bound by and to comply strictly with the Rules (without prejudice to any other anti-doping rules applicable to him/her), including making him/herself available upon request for Testing at the instance of the BCCI at all times, whether In-Competition or Out-of-Competition;

1.2.2 to submit to the authority of the BCCI to apply, police and enforce the Rules;

1.2.3 to provide all requested assistance to the BCCI in the application, policing and enforcement of the Rules, including (without limitation) cooperating fully with any investigation, results management exercise, and/or proceedings being conducted pursuant to the Rules in relation to any potential anti-doping rule violation(s);

1.2.4 to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any Anti-Doping Tribunal convened under the Rules to hear and determine charges brought by the BCCI and related issues arising under the Rules;

1.2.5 to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any Appeal Panel and/or CAS panel convened under the Rules to hear and determine appeals made pursuant to the Rules; and

1.2.6 further to Article 18.6, not to bring any proceedings in any court or other forum that are inconsistent with the foregoing submission to the jurisdiction of the Anti-Doping Tribunal, the Appeal Tribunal and CAS.

1.3 These Rules are not intended to limit the responsibilities of any International-Level Cricketers and Cricketer Support Personnel under the ICC Anti-Doping Code (the “ICC Code”). The jurisdictional and other issues arising when the same conduct implicates both these Rules and the ICC Code shall be resolved in favour of the ICC Code.

1.4 It is the personal responsibility of each Cricketer (which may not be delegated to any other Person):

1.4.1 to acquaint him/herself, and to ensure that each Person (including medical personnel) from whom he/she takes advice is acquainted, with all of the requirements of the Rules, including (without limitation) being aware of what constitutes an anti-doping rule violation and what substances and methods are on the Prohibited List; and

1.4.2 to comply with the Rules in all respects, including:

1.4.2.1 taking full responsibility for what he/she ingests and uses;

1.4.2.2 ensuring that any medical treatment he/she receives does not infringe the Rules;

1.4.2.3 making him/herself available for Testing at the instance of the BCCI at all times, whether In-Competition or Out-of-Competition;

1.4.2.4 if and when included in the National Registered Testing Pool, providing accurate and up-to-date whereabouts information for purposes of Out-of-Competition Testing at the instance of the BCCI; and

1.4.2.5 cooperating fully with any investigation into a potential anti-doping rule violation under the Rules.

1.5 It is also the sole responsibility of each Cricketer to ensure that the BCCI is able to communicate with him/her efficiently and reliably in relation to matters arising under the Rules. To that end, each Cricketer shall be deemed to be contactable at the postal address and telephone number that he/she has specified on any Doping Control form that he/she completes in relation to Testing under the Rules and it shall be the Cricketer’s responsibility to complete such contact details (the “Cricketer’s Nominated Address”) as necessary to ensure that he/she is contactable at the Cricketer’s Nominated Address. Any notice sent by the BCCI to a Cricketer at the Cricketer’s Nominated Address shall be deemed to have been received by the Cricketer within five (5) days of the date of delivery to the Cricketer’s Nominated Address.

1.6 A Cricketer shall continue to be bound by and required to comply with the Rules unless and until the Cricketer is deemed under the BCCI’s rules and regulations to have retired from the sport of cricket, and the BCCI shall continue to have jurisdiction over him/her under the Rules thereafter in respect of matters taking place prior to that point.

1.7 A Cricketer who retires in accordance with Article 1.6 at a time when he/she is in the National Registered Testing Pool may not resume competing in the sport unless he/she has made him/herself available for unannounced Out-of-Competition Testing at the instance of the BCCI by notifying the BCCI of his/her intent to return and by making him/herself available for Testing, including (if requested) by complying with the BCCI’s whereabouts requirements for a period of at least three months prior to his/her desired return to competition.

1.8 Any coach, trainer, manager, agent, team staff, official, medical, paramedical personnel, parent or any other Person working with, treating or assisting a Cricketer (“Cricketer Support Personnel”) shall also be bound by and shall be required to comply with all of the provisions of the Rules.

1.9 It is the personal responsibility of each Cricket Support Personnel (which may not be delegated to any other Person):

1.9.1 to acquaint him/herself with all of the provisions of the Rules, including (without limitation) being aware of what constitutes an anti-doping rule violation and what substances and methods are on the Prohibited List;

1.9.2 to comply with the Rules in all respects;

1.9.3 to cooperate fully with the Testing of Cricketers;

1.9.4 to cooperate fully with any investigation into a potential anti-doping rule violation under the Rules; and

1.9.5 to use his/her influence on Cricketer values and behaviour in order to foster positive attitudes towards anti-doping in the sport of cricket.

1.10 Without prejudice to Articles 1.1 to 1.9, the BCCI shall be responsible for promoting anti-doping awareness and education in the sport of cricket. 

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