BCCI To Come Under National Anti-Doping Agency: Sports Secretary

BCCI To Come Under National Anti-Doping Agency: Sports Secretary

BCCI To Come Under National Anti-Doping Agency: Sports Secretary 

New Delhi: Indian Cricketers will now be tested by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will now come under the ambit of the agency.

India's young batsman Prithvi Shaw was recently suspended till November 15 after his urine sample tested positive for the substance Terbutaline.

A press release from Board of Cricket Control in India said Shaw had "inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups."

But Shaw's ban was backdated to March 16 even though he played for Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League till May 8.

Also Read: Prithvi Shaw Says, "Accept My Fate" On Being Suspended For Doping Violation

The cricket board had avoided using NADA to test its cricketers because the Indian cricket board is not very impressed with the efficinceies of the National Anti-Doping Agency.

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

"I am sure you have read reports as well about NADA's inefficiencies."

RS Julaniya, the sports secretary said that the BCCI now does have the discretion to say no: "BCCI does not have discretion to say no. All are same, everyone has to follow the same rules"

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