Latest Cricket News: BCCI under pressure to come under National Anti-Doping Agency umbrella, urgent meeting called

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  • Latest cricket news live revealed that the BCCI has again found themselves at loggerheads with the National Anti-Doping Agency
  • It has been reported in India cricket news today, that while NADA has been pushing BCCI to come under it’s aegis for dope-tests, BCCI is adamant on it’s stand, which has led to quite an uproar among the authorities – ICC, WADA, the Indian sports ministry and the BCCI

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has time and again found itself in disagreement with the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). And recently, after having shown unwillingness to come under the aegis of the NADA, BCCI has been facing quite a lot of resistance from the International cricket body, and it’s something that is making waves in India cricket news today.

Concerned about the issue, it has been reported in latest cricket news live that the BCCI have called upon an urgent meeting with the board members, including the legal team and CEO Rahul Johri, for there could be some major implications for not adhering to NADA and ICC policies.

BCCI doesn’t want to come under NADA’s ambit, says it is not a national sports federation

The BCCI has been adamant on it’s stand to stay away from the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), and have stuck with an independent private agency (IDTM) for conducting dope tests, that are, however, still in tandem with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) norms.

And while NADA have been pressing BCCI to come under it’s aegis, the Indian cricket board has maintained that while it is adhering to the WADA norms, there is no need for it to come under the ambit of NADA, as only the national sports federations are required to register under NADA, and BCCI is not a national sports federation. This back and forth between the BCCI has been a regular topic in India cricket news, and has again entered the latest cricket news live.

As reported by the Times of India, Rahul Johri, the CEO of BCCI, briefed the Committee of Administrators (CoA) about some “new and urgent issues” on the anti-doping policy of both, the BCCI and the ICC. Sources who were in the know-how, told TOI,

“Chairman of CoA Vinod Rai is of the view that these have long-term implications and that the views of the office-bearers need to be taken to ascertain future policy.”

A senior NADA official also told Times of India, that a lot of discussions have been going around behind the scenes, between NADA, WADA and the ICC, specially after the BCCI dismissed warnings from the World Anti-Doping Agency last year.

What was the biggest issue in India cricket news a couple of months ago, was the fact that NADA had tried to reach out to the BCCI to subject the Indian cricketers to dope-test, especially after getting the green-signal from the Indian sports ministry. But the BCCI had refused to the proposal, following which WADA had pressed the ICC to put sanctions on the Indian cricket authority.

According to a source close to NADA, the matter concerning BCCI, ICC and the NADA had never withered away, and was just put on hold for a while after a meeting in February, between the Sports Minister of India Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Rahul Johri, and the BCCI GM Ratnakar Shetty. The source stated,

“Look, everybody is on the same page that dope testing of Indian cricketers has to be done (by NADA), and the whole issue has to be tackled properly. That’s the majority consensus.”

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