Following various allegations of doping that has prevailed the sports universe, throughout the history of sports, the BCCI had come up with a new initiative to stop doping from creeping into the domestic circuits of cricket. The results of the same are now out for the nation to check. In the year 2015, the organisation had conducted a total of 176 tests and all of them were found to be negative.
The main problem that lies behind most of the doping cases, according to experts is the lack of information and awareness among the sports stars, on which supplements and medicines to take and which all not to take. Having got a helpline to choose them the same, have helped them completely in the stated matter. Thus, a drastic decrease is seen in the positive dope test results of the domestic cricketers.
It is also learnt that the national agency is looking seriously into educating the young players about their health and concerns that they might face due to the consumption of prohibited drugs. It seems that BCCI is losing out around INR 1 crore annually, to have this helpline for the budding cricketers. But this shows the great effort that BCCI is putting, to help its players.
Apart from the helpline, there are also various other things that BCCI does to eradicate the use of the banned drugs, right from a very young age. All the players are allowed in the series like Ranjeet Trophy, Duleep Trophy and other such domestic cups, only after going through a rigorous dope testing. According to WADA, India has conducted the most number of Dope tests in a single year, i.e. 2015, apart from ICC itself, which has conducted as many as 408 tests throughout the year. The nearest competitor of India is Australia, where as many as 109 dope tests took place in the same year.
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