BCCI agrees to come under NADA
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) agreed to come under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). In this regard, BCCI has given in writing that it will adhere to anti-doping policy of NADA. Till now, Sweden-based International Dope Testing Management (IDTM) was collecting cricketers’ samples on behalf of BCCI and submitting them to the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL).
Implication of this decision: NADA will now collect samples of all cricketers during domestic tournaments, bilateral series etc. It can also collect samples of all domestic and international cricketers in Indian Premier League (IPL) since it domestic event of BCCI. Thus, all Indian cricketers will now be governed by same rules and processes as other sportspersons in terms of doping testing including out-of-competition testing.
About National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)
It is national organisation which is responsible for promoting, monitoring and coordinating doping control program in sports in all its forms in India.
It was established as registered society under Societies Registration Act of 1890 in 2005 with mandate for dope free sports in India.
Primary objectives: To implement anti-doping rules as per World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code, promote education and research, regulate dope control programme and create awareness about doping as well as its ill effects.
(i) Implement anti doping code to achieve compliance by all sports organizations in the Country.
(ii) Coordinate dope testing program through all participating stakeholders.
(iii) Promote anti doping research and education to inculcate the value of dope free sports.
(iv) Adopt best practice standards and quality systems to enable effective implementation and continual improvement of the program.