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25 Aug 2020
The National Anti Doping Agency has decided to set up five Dope Control Stations (DCSs) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the venue for this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) to keep a check on doping in the league this season. These stations would be utilised to carry out its dedicated anti-doping activities.
While three stations will be set up one each in the three earmarked stadiums of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah where matches would take place, the other two centers would be based in ICC Cricket Academy, Dubai and Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium complex, Abu Dhabi, the two dedicated training and practice centers for the league.
The Director General (DG) of NADA, Navin Kumar, while talking to the Times of India told that he has strictly asked the Dope Control Officers (DCOs) of the agency, “to carry out ‘in-competition’ testing at the playing venues only and the ‘out-of-competition’ testing at the practice and training sites. A total of 50 samples from players are to be collected during the entire season.
The Tests which may include testing of urine or blood samples would be conducted by three separate teams of five persons each. The five members include one senior NADA official, two DCOs and two chaperons, who would be locals provided by the anti-doping body of UAE.
The IPL begins on 19th September and its final match will be played on 10th of November.