WADA report: Indian cricketer tested positive for banned substance
The 2016 report of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has brought to light that one Indian cricketer was found positive for banned substances. While the name of the cricketer has not been revealed, he is said to be a part of the 153 cricketers accredited by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Player tested positive during an 'in competition' test
According to the report, the tests were conducted 'In Competition' and one player was found positive out of 138. Apparently, he could be playing in one of the domestic tournaments of the BCCI, as the International Cricket Council (ICC) would have made a public announcement if any cricketer is tested positive for banned substances during an international cricket tournament.
BCCI yet to receive any official data
An official from the BCCI said that the board is yet to receive data from WADA. The official said, "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."
Previous history of doping in Indian cricket
The BCCI has been quite strict about doping in Indian cricket; they have been educating young cricketers about banned substances from time to time. However, during a random drug test during the 2013 Indian Premier League, pacer Pradeep Sangwan was found positive for using banned substances. The Delhi bowler was part of Kolkata Knight Riders then. He was handed an 18-month ban by BCCI.
Pakistan and Bangladesh cricketers come clean
The ICC conducted 561 'In Competition' and 'Out of Competition' tests in 2016 for cricketers all over the world. In the same period, 15 'Out of Competition' tests were conducted in India, which all turned out to be negative.