BCCI joins NADA: Indian cricketers to undergo Dope Test

After long resistance, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has joined hands with National Anti Doping Agency (NADA).

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The agreement, therefore, leave Indian cricketers to be tested by NADA from now on.

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Earlier, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had clarified the International Cricket Council (ICC), that BCCI has to come under NADA’s ambit so that the ICC remains compliant on the matter.

Sports Secretary Radheshyam Jhulaniya, said the board has provided the written statement to co-operate with the anti-doping policy of NADA.

“All cricketers will now be tested by NADA,” Jhulaniya told Press Trust of India.

“The BCCI raised three issues before us about the quality of the dope testing kits, competence of pathologists and sample collection.

“We assured them that whatever facilities they want, we will provide but there will be some charge for it. BCCI is no different from others,”

he added.

The issue was heightened recently after Prithvi Shaw fall positive in dope test and suffered a suspension until November 15.

Rising talent batsman Prithvi Shaw was recently tested positive for prohibited substance Terbutaline.

BCCI anti-doping manager Abhijit Salvi had told news agency AFP, “If we would have been happy with NADA’s performance then BCCI would not have had an issue,”

“I am sure you have read reports as well about NADA’s inefficiencies.”

Sports Secretary RS Julaniya said, “BCCI does not have discretion to say no. All are same, everyone has to follow the same rules.”

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