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ICC Gets WADA Warning, Says Ready to Intervene Over India Cricket Doping Row

Written by Vipin Darwade

The World Anti-Doping Agency has warned the International Cricket Council it will intervene if it does not resolve a stand-off between Indian cricket chiefs and the country’s drug-testing body.

A WADA spokesman confirmed that the ICC had been sent a letter in July urging it to settle the dispute between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Indian National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).

If the row was not resolved, the case would be referred to WADA’s Compliance Review Committee, raising the possibility that the ICC could be deemed non-compliant by the global anti-doping watchdog.

“Pursuant to the World Anti-Doping Code, the Indian National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) has testing authority over athletes who are nationals, residents, license holders or members of sport organizations in India or who are present in India,” WADA confirmed.

“However the Indian NADA has not been allowed by the BCCI to conduct testing on athletes from the sport of cricket.”

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Vipin Darwade