Asserting once again the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has to abide by the laws of the land, sports secretary, Radheshyam Jhulaniya said that the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) will test cricketers whenever and wherever they want.
Despite being financially autonomous, the BCCI has finally agreed to come under NADA regulations and rule to become the National Sports Federation.
Until now, Sweden-based International Dope Testing Management (IDTM) has been collecting the cricket players samples for dope testing and submitting the results to the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL).
“IDTM was an outside agency hired by BCCI to take samples. Now that agency will be NADA. I explained to BCCI you don’t have the discretion to abide by the law or not. The law applies to everyone equally”, Jhulaniya said after meeting with the BCCI officials. “Every federation is on the same footing for enforcement of the law. You don’t have to sign an agreement. We categorically told them no MOU is required as the law is applicable to everyone”, he added.