The International Registered Testing Pool (IRTP) Working Group of the ICC will convene on September 5 and 6 here to address Indian players’ outstanding practical issues related to the ‘whereabouts’ clause of the WADA anti-doping code.

ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat decided the dates during a teleconference among the working group members on Wednesday evening.

WADA Director General David Howman also took part in the telephone hook-up in an independent advisory capacity, although he is not part of the group.

“Confirming the scope of the group and a date for the meeting represents a successful start and we can now get on with addressing the outstanding practical issues of the Indian players,” Lorgat said.

“All sides are committed to a zero tolerance approach to the issue of anti-doping and there was a spirit of cooperation on the call that augurs well for next month’s meeting,” he added.

WADA will make an official available, either in person or by telephone, during next month’s group meeting, the statement said.

The group also confirmed its terms of reference to address the BCCI’s specific objections to the ICC Anti-Doping Code’s ‘whereabouts’ requirements so that India players can obtain the necessary comfort to meet their requirements under the code as quickly as possible.

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