BCCI agrees to come under NADA, cricketers to undergo doping tests

The BCCI after years of opposition has finally agreed to accept NADA’s anti-doping policy.

Created On: Aug 10, 2019 14:08 IST

The BCCI after years of opposition has finally agreed to come under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). The BCCI stated in writing that it would adhere to NADA’s anti-doping policy.

The information was shared by Sports Secretary Radheshyam Jhulaniya on August 9 after his meeting with BCCI CEO Rahul Johri. Jhulaniya stated that from henceforth, all cricketers will be tested by NADA. Till now, the BCCI had opposed NADA’s doping tests and the cricketers were kept out of it.

The BCCI had raised three issues before the Sports Ministry regarding its integration with NADA. The issues are as follows:

1. Quality of the dope testing kits

2. Competence of pathologists

3. Sample collection

The Sports Ministry assured the BCCI that the Ministry would be providing whatever facilities the BCCI requires but there will be some charge for it. Sports Secretary Radheshyam Jhulaniya said that the BCCI is no different from others.

Background
 
The BCCI was earlier strictly against signing up with NADA. The BCCI claimed that it is an autonomous body and not a National Sports Federation and does not rely on government funding.
 
The Sports Ministry was, however, adamant that the BCCI was no different and that it had to come under the NADA ambit.
 
The Ministry, had in fact, recently hed up the clearances for the tours by South Africa A and the women's teams and it was largely speculated that it was done to pressurise the cricketing body into accepting NADA’s anti-doping policy.

Take Weekly Tests on app for exam prep and compete with others. Download Current Affairs and GK app

एग्जाम की तैयारी के लिए ऐप पर वीकली टेस्ट लें और दूसरों के साथ प्रतिस्पर्धा करें। डाउनलोड करें करेंट अफेयर्स ऐप

AndroidIOS

Related Stories

Comment (0)

Post Comment

2 + 1 =
Post
Disclaimer: Comments will be moderated by Jagranjosh editorial team. Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or irrelevant will not be published. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name, to avoid rejection.

    Monthly Current Affairs PDF

    • Current Affairs PDF October 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF September 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF August 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF July 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF June 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF May 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF April 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF March 2021
    View all

    Monthly Current Affairs Quiz PDF

    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF October 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF September 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF August 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF July 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF June 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF May 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF April 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF March 2021
    View all