‘Everyone has to follow the same rules’, says Sports Secretary as BCCI comes under ambit of NADA

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Sports Secretary Radheshyam Jhulaniya on Friday said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has agreed to come under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).

“BCCI does not have the discretion to say no. All are same, everyone has to follow the same rules,” said Jhulaniya according to ANI.

The Sports Secretary had met BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and said “All cricketers will now be tested by NADA.

“The BCCI raised three issues before us about the quality of the dope testing kits, competence of pathologists and sample collection.

“We assured them that whatever facilities they want, we will provide but there will be some charge for it. BCCI is no different from others,” he added according to PTI.

The BCCI had earlier opposed to signing up with NADA. They claimed that they were an autonomous body and not a National Sports Federation which does not rely on government funding.

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