The names of Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif have been prematurely disclosed in the media in violation of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Doping Code, a doping expert has revealed to the Voice of America (VOA) radio.
According to Dr Danish Zaheer, President of the Sports Medicine Association of Pakistan (SMAP), pointed out that as per the ICC Anti Doping Code (ADC) clause 16.2 under the head ‘Public Disclosures’ names cannot be revealed before the due process is completed. The relevant clause reads as under:
“Neither the ICC nor its Members shall publicly identify cricket players whose samples have resulted in adverse analytical findings, or who were alleged to have violated other clauses of the Anti Doping Code, until it has been determined in a hearing in accordance with the clause 8 that an ADC violation has occurred, or such hearing has been waived, or the assertion of the ADC violation has not been timely challenged or the cricketer has been previously suspended. Once a violation of the ADC has been established, it shall be publicly reported within 20 days.”
Meanwhile, PCB Chairman Dr Nasim Ashraf in an exclusive interview to the VOA disclosed that the Pakistan team coach Bob Woolmer in a telephone conversation from India has opted to withdraw his demand of USD 50,000 bonus.
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