One Indian cricketer tested positive for banned substance : WADA Report

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One Indian cricketer tested positive for banned substance : WADA Report

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report of 2016 has revealed that one Indian cricketer, among the 153 BCCI accreditated cricketers, has been found positive for using the banned substances. Earlier, former India U-19 player Pradeep Sangwan was tested positive when he was playing the 2013 IPL.

According to the 2016 Anti-Doping Testing figures, a total of 138 cricketers who are under BCCI were tested ‘In Competition’ (IC), and among which, one has been found positive. It could be concluded that the cricketer in question could be tested positive during any BCCI domestic events like Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy, IPL, or Irani Cup - as it has happened 'In Competition'.

The cricketer’s name is not revealed yet. This is the second instance after Pradeep Sangwan was found guilty for using Stanozolol, an anabolic steroid, during the 2013 Indian Premier League season for Kolkata Knight Riders, by an anti-doping panel appointed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). 

It may or may not be an international cricketer but it is for sure that it did not happen during an ICC event as normally the world cricket's governing body mandatorily sends a media release for such incidents. During the same period, there were 15 'Out Of Competition' (OOC) tests conducted in which all results were negative. 

"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," a top BCCI official, who handles the specific domain, told PTI when asked about the identity of the cricketer.

The report states that one urine sample has 'Adverse Analytical Findings (AAF)', which means that the athlete in question has been 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 was one Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) and one Atypical Finding. They also conducted 317 Out of Competition. Similarly, Pakistan Cricket Board has no positive tests among the 52 tested while Bangladesh's 24 tests have also come negative.

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