IPL 2020: Dope Test For Cricketers, Nada to Collect 20 In-Competition Sample

National Anti-Doping Agency

Sources reveal that for the IPL, Indian Premier League,  the cricketer’s samples will be sent to Barcelona laboratory of Spain for dope testing. This information has been given by Nada or the National Anti-Doping Agency. The initial batch of the DCOs or dope control officers is all set to reach the UAE on 12 September. Well, this is something to look forward to for all the IPL fans. 

The upcoming T20 tournament is scheduled to be played in three different venues in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah between September 19 and November 10. And the fans can hardly wait to watch all the action on the field. 

Barcelona’s Catalonian Antidoping Laboratory is engaged one this crucial task for the first time ever. The samples were being sent to Qatar’s Doha laboratory by Nada after the suspension of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada). This was in August 2019. The cost is expected to increase by at least 10 times for getting the tests done in Barcelona.