Indian Cricketer Tested Positive For Doping, Claims WADA
In a sensational development, the 2016 report from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has revealed that one Indian cricketer has tested positive for banned substances among the 153 BCCI contracted players.
According to the last year’s Anti-Doping Testing Figures, 138 cricketers registered under BCCI were tested ‘In Competition’ (IC) in which one player has tested positive. Now since the player in question has tested positive ‘In Competition, one can assume that the player was playing a BCCI domestic event like Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy, IPL or Irani Trophy.
The report claimed that one urine sample has ‘Adverse Analytical Findings (AAF)’, which means that the player has tested positive. The report also stated that none of the BCCI accredited cricketers’ blood samples have been tested.
As of now nothing is clear on whether the player was international cricketer or not but one thing is sure that it did not happen during an ICC event as normally the International Cricket Council sends a media release.
Another figure that more or less confirm the aforementioned assumption is that there were 15 ‘Out Of Competition’ (OOC) tests conducted during the same period in which all results were negative.
“We haven’t received any report from the WADA as of now so we are not in a position to reveal the name of the cricketer,” a top BCCI official, who handles these matters, told PTI when asked about the identity of the cricketer.
Meanwhile, the cricketer in question will be the second after former India U-19 player and Delhi fast-bowler Pradeep Sangwan to have tested positive. The left-arm seamer was plying his trade for the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2013 when he tested positive during that year’s Indian Premier League.