Can you imagine someone asking you for your whereabouts for the next 3 months and also for an hour on each of those 90 days during which you would be available?
More importantly, would you be able to give them an itinerary if you were asked?
I definitely would not be able to.
I have no idea where I will be during the next 90 days. Nor do I know during which hour of the day I would be free for some officials.
How could you in advance?
Sure everyone has a slight idea where they are going to be but the last minute meetings, rushed official tours, emergencies, and hastily planned vacations always come around.
There have been times when I have had to rush to the airport and board a plane and fly out for a meeting arranged at the last minute.
Those are so rushed that at times I didn't even find the time to inform my family and friends that I was flying out.
Then how can we expect cricketers to do the same?
We are after all mere mortals compared to the high profile cricketers whose lives are way more hectic than ours.
How can any cricketer provide a schedule of his whereabouts for the next 90 days?
Moreso how can he even make sure that he informs some official if he is swaying away from the schedule he has provided?
All this to me just seems like unnecessary hassle and stress.
I'm glad the Indian cricketers, and now the BCCI, are opposing this new WADA regulation.
Cricketers from other nations should have also opposed it; I don't know why they agreed to it and provided the ICC with the 3-month schedules.
Actually I don't even know how they managed to do it.
The solution that the BCCI is reportedly going to suggest is one that I fully endorse.
That is the way to go.