Dope testing at IPL: 9 NADA officers to journey to UAE

New Delhi, August 25

Three high-ranking National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) officers, together with six empanelled Dope Control Officers (DCOs), will probably be travelling to the UAE for pattern assortment throughout this yr’s Indian Premier League, which begins on September 19.

According to sources within the NADA, the company is focusing on a set of at the least 50 samples throughout in-Competition and out-of-competition testing throughout the 60-match occasion which is able to run until November 10.

“The NADA will have nine people in the UAE and they will also take help of the UAE’s National Anti-Doping Organization if they require further manpower, in this case, chaperones who help in sample collection,” mentioned a senior BCCI official

The NADA could have three groups with one official and two DCOs at every of the three venues together with native NADO employees in every of the items.

The official, nonetheless, did not expose whether or not all the value could be borne by the NADA or the BCCI will share the invoice as it’s being held outdoors India.

In India, it is the NADA that bears the price of assortment, transportation and testing.

“The NADA officers will be asked to stay in the BCCI created bio bubble,” a supply knowledgeable.

The NADA has requested the BCCI to organize 5 separate Dope Control Stations within the UAEĀ  — three on the match venues in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai and two on the apply services in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

While the pattern numbers could also be restricted, it’s anticipated that the BCCI may gather a number of blood samples too as transportation from Dubai to the WADA-accredited lab in Doha will probably be simpler.

Logistics will probably be a lesser problem within the UAE in comparison with India the place rising instances of COVID-19 have induced operational difficulties for the NADA. PTI

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