BCCI under NADA fold, compliance was inevitable

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  1. The Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) has agreed to come under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency(NADA).
  2. This means all cricketers without exception will now be tested for banned and performance enhancing drugs by NADA like any other Indian athlete.
  3. The BCCI is registered as a society under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act,1975.It has been an autonomous body which means it does not receive funding or grants from the sports ministry of the country.
  4. In 2017,the Supreme Court had nominated a four-member panel Committee of Administrators(CoA) to look after the administration of the BCCI in order to implement Lodha committee reforms.
  5. National Anti Doping Agency(NADA) was set up as a registered society under the Societies Registration Act of 1890 with a mandate for Dope free sports in India.
  6. The primary objectives are (a)to implement anti-doping rules as per WADA code (b)regulate dope control programme (c)to promote education and research and (d)create awareness about doping and its ill effects.