WADA being a strong body is asking too much for players’ privacy or is it leading to a continuous vigil into the lives of players throughout the year?
Under the 'whereabouts' code of World Anti Doping Agency, athletes must provide details of their whereabouts at all times. Officials are then able to turn up without prior notice and drug test the athletes. If an athlete is unavailable for the test, then it counts towards the three 'strikes' that lead to a competition ban. Is WADA's player 'whereabouts' code a positive move and the only way to catch out those athletes using performance-enhancing drugs in sport, or is it an invasive, illegal form of monitoring that breaches the personal privacy of athletes??
Shilpi Batra and Sumit Singh