The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report of 2016 suggests that one of the Indian cricketers has tested positive for banned substances among the 153 BCCI accreditated cricketers.
The cricketer will be the second after former India U-19 player Pradeep Sangwan to have tested positive. According to the 2016 Anti-Doping Testing Figures, 138 cricketers registered under BCCI were tested ‘In Competition’ (IC) in which one cricketer has tested positive. It could be presumed that the cricketer, who has found positive must be playing a domestic event like Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy, IPL or Irani Trophy – as it has happened ‘In Competition’.
When BCCI was asked to reveal the identity of the cricketer, a top BCCI official, who handles the specific domain told PTI: “We haven’t received any report from the WADA as of now so we are not in a position to reveal the name of the cricketer.”
The report states that one urine sample has ‘Adverse Analytical Findings (AAF)’, which means that the cricketer in question has tested positive. None of the BCCI accreditated cricketers’ blood samples have been tested.
In 2016, ICC has carried out 561 tests with 244 In- Competition (IC) where there 1 Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) a 1 Atypical Findings. They also conducted 317 Out of Competition.