Court slams: BCCI doesn’t have authority to check players for drugs

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All this was started a few days before when BCCI suspended the player Shaw under the doping violation. According to the reports, BCCI has suspended the Shaw till November 15, 2019, as some sort weird chemical substance was traced as it was heavily injected in the Shaw’s body. The traced chemical is commonly found in the cough syrups.

Sports Ministery has strongly responded on to this issue. The government has heavily slammed the BCCI for its anti-doping setup. Sports Ministry had written a stern letter to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, as it has lacked the robustness as BCCI itself conduct tests and passes the verdict of punishment on to the players. Sports Ministry further added that there is no authority to BCCI in conducting the dope tests on the players or either from government or from the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA). Here is what Ministry slammed BCCI in the stern letter, “Article 5.2 of WADA Code provides for a sampling of athletes only by an Anti-Doping Organisation with testing authority. It is a matter of fact that BCCI is neither an anti-doping organization with testing authority under WADA Code nor it can acquire such a status”

Earlier, BCCI claimed that it has a robust mechanism to ensure Indian cricket is clean and free from doping is not based on facts. It has to wait and see as to how BCCI will respond to the Sports Ministry letter.