The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) on Monday said that it has started collecting samples of players competing in the IPL 2020 in the UAE after enlisting personnel from Dubai.
The agency posted a tweet to confirm their move. NADA took to its Official Twitter handle & tweeted, “NADA India had engaged sample collection personnel in Dubai for dope testing of cricketers participating in IPL 2020. We have already commenced dope testing on Indian as well as International cricketers participating in IPL”.
When NADA DG Naveen Agarwal was asked about the move he told, “The sample collection of players for dope testing has already started a few days back. I wouldn’t like to comment beyond that.” It is understood that NADA’s own Dope Control Officers who were ready to fly to the UAE in the second week of September are awaiting for necessary approval for the trip.
The BCCI came under NADA’s extent last year & since then the agency has deputed its DCO’s at domestic as well as International matches at home for sample collection. NADA will send samples for testing at the WADA accredited lab in Doha.