ICC Reaffirms Commitment to WADA Code
ICC Chief Executive Malcolm Speed said: “The current ICC Champions Trophy is our first tournament since we became signatories to the WADA Code and it has presented us with some challenging issues.
“These issues are logistical ones and are understandable given no infrastructure or culture of drug-testing exists currently in India, and when these issues have been raised with us we have worked hard to ensure they have been dealt with.
“I will meet with WADA officials today and also speak to WADA Director General David Howman to see if they have any additional concerns we may not be aware of. I would stress we do not believe any of the issues raised have affected the integrity of the testing process.
“We are proud that since we began testing in 2002 no player has tested positive for a banned substance at an ICC tournament and we are equally proud to have signed up to the WADA Code in July of this year.
“We are committed to ensuring cricket retains a zero tolerance attitude to drug-use and also committed to ensuring that those ICC Full Members not currently testing their players outside of ICC tournaments start that process as soon as possible.
“We enjoy a positive relationship with WADA and look forward to working with it towards the goals we all share, for sport to be drug-free.”