BCCI plans to work with NADA on a trial basis

NADA could initially collect only 10 per cent samples for testing including that of top international and domestic cricketers.

In the last ICC Board meeting, members were updated on WADA’s (World Anti-Doping Agency) concerns about domestic anti-doping programme in India.   -  AFP

The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) met International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman, Shashank Manohar, on Monday and discussed the possibility of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) working with the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) on a trial basis.

A Board official told Sportstar that the proposed six-month tripartite agreement will be between ICC, BCCI and NADA. “The samples of our registered pool of players will be going to the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) through NADA,” the official said.

NADA could initially collect only 10 per cent samples for testing including that of top international and domestic cricketers.

NADA Director General, Navin Agarwal, welcomed the move. “It is a good move, though we haven’t received any official communication from the BCCI. If the BCCI is willing to work with NADA, we are willing to (support). It is the right thing,” Agarwal said

“We go by the WADA guidelines and we handle all the federations and we are willing to accommodate whatever (concerns) the BCCI (may have)," he added.