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IPL 2020: Stringent anti-doping measures to be adopted for IPL in the UAE

PTI/New Delhi
Filed on August 25, 2020

Three NADA officials, 6 DCOs to be in UAE; target of 50 tests planned

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

According to sources in the NADA, the company is focusing on assortment of at least 50 samples throughout In-Competition (IC) and Out-of-Competition (OOC) testing in the course of the 60-match occasion which can run until November 10.

"NADA will have nine people in UAE and they will also take help of the UAE's National Anti Doping Organisation if they require further manpower, in this case chaperones who help in sample collection," a senior BCCI official told PTI.

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

He, nevertheless, didn't expose whether or not the whole value will be borne by NADA or BCCI will share invoice as it's being held exterior India.

In India, it's the NADA which 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 BCCI to put together 5 separate Dope Control Stations (DCS) in the UAE - three at the match venues in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai together with two at the apply amenities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

While the pattern numbers could be restricted however 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 be simpler.

Logistics will be a lesser trouble in the UAE in contrast to India the place rising circumstances of Covid-19 have brought on operational difficulties for NADA.


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