TOI has learnt that NADA shall be organising a complete of 5 ‘Dope Management Stations’ (DCS) within the UAE for finishing up its anti-doping actions – one DCS every on the three competitors venues in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, and one such centre at every of the 2 designated coaching venues – ICC Academy in Dubai and Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
NADA director basic, Navin Agarwal, knowledgeable TOI that its dope management officers (DCOs) have been directed to carry out the ‘in competitors’ testing solely on the enjoying venues, whereas the ‘out-of-competition’ testing will strictly be carried out on the coaching websites. A complete of 50 samples of cricketers shall be collected in the course of the match.
Other than urine samples, NADA hasn’t dominated out the potential of accumulating blood samples, if required. Other than worldwide cricketers, NADA’s DCOs may even be inspired to check main Indian cricketers, together with the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni, amongst others.
Three separate groups of NADA officers and DCOs, with every workforce comprising 5 members (one senior NADA official, two lead DCOs and two native chaperones supplied by the UAE’s anti-doping physique) have been constituted to conduct the anti-doping programme.
These three groups will journey to UAE in batches. “The primary batch will depart within the first week of September. Earlier than their departure, all workforce members shall be examined for Covid-19. Upon their arrival within the UAE, they are going to be examined once more.”