New Delhi: After the Indian Premier League is scheduled, India’s National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) has also tightened up. NADA has designed a dope testing program for IPL 2020 to be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 19 September to 10 November.
NADA will establish five dope control stations (DCS) in the UAE in total. Three of these will be built on the grounds where league matches are to be played. That is, in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Apart from this, one center each will be set up for training grounds - ICC Academy, Dubai and Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
NADA Director, Naveen Aggarwal said that dope control officers have been asked to conduct 'in-competition' tests on the playing venue. At the same time, 'out of competition' investigation will be done strictly at training sites. 50 samples of cricketers will be collected during the tournament.
Three teams of NADA officers and DCOs have been formed for the anti-doping program. Each team will have a total of five members. It will include one NADA officer, two lead DCOs and two members of the UAE's anti-doping body.
These three teams will arrive in UAE in pieces. The first team will leave in the first week of September. Their corona examination will be done before leaving. After reaching UAE, they will be tested again by covid-19.