Kumble on the WADA athletes’ panel

December 19th, 2008 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Former India cricket captain Anil Kumble is on the athletes’ committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).Leg-spinner Kumble, third highest Test wicket-taker with 619 wickets, retired last month and he will take over his new assignment from Jan 1.

According to WADA website, Kumble’s nomination was approved at the WADA Foundation Board meeting Nov 23.

One-third of the members of the committee, which plays an advisory role in policy and priority development of WADA, are replaced on a rotational basis annually.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is a signatory to the WADA Code.

American tennis star Lindsay Davenport and Namibian athlete Frank Fredericks are among the well-known sportspersons nominated to the standing committee that monitors and coordinates the work of the agency’s global fight against doping in sport.

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