Seems like the BCCI is certain to make it's stand    Getty Images
Seems like the BCCI is certain to make it’s stand Getty Images

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are under pressure from the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) as they want the Indian team under its custody for doping-related issues. As a result, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) of the BCCI has called for a meeting on November 3 to discuss on the issue. However, it seems like the BCCI are certain to make its stand and let the issue remain at its place rather than giving away the rights to NADA. BCCI’s top leadership also believes that NADA is trying to get the signature of skipper Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni regarding the ‘whereabouts clause’, which has been strongly objected by the BCCI.

“BCCI is not a signatory to NADA code and therefore under no compulsion to release our cricketers for the dope test. We are under ICC, which is WADA compliant. At ICC events, our cricketers are tested by WADA. But since we are not a National Sports Federation (NSF), we are under no obligation to become NADA signatory. Testimony to our transparent process is the latest WADA report where 153 of our cricketers were tested ‘In Competition’ and ‘Out of Competition’ and there was only one dope positive result,” a senior BCCI official was quoted as saying, as reported by cricketnext.