BCCI seems like it felt the heat of the anti-doping stand taken by the International Cricket Council. WADA reportedly pressurized the ICC to conduct dope tests according to their norms. BCCI associated with an independent organization IDTM to conduct dope tests for the players according to the norms of WADA.
BCCI earlier resisted to accept the power of National Anti Doping Agency, NADA to conduct dope tests for the players. BCCI opposed to coming under the control of NADA and that they wish to adhere to the norms of WADA since the BCCI is an integral part of the ICC. According to the press, the legal representative of the BCCI, Rahul Johri said that the CoA chairman Vinod Rai has to see through the consequences in the long run and make a decision.
The representative of NADA said that adhering to the orders of the Central Minister for Sports Affairs Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, a direct meeting with the ICC chairman Shashank Manohar, the legal chairman of BCCI Rahul Johri, and the games manager Ratnakar Shetty was planned to resolve the issue.
He said that the central government and the NADA are firm about conducting the dope tests for the players according to the norms of NADA and there are no changes in their stand. In this context, there are reports from reliable sources that the BCCI is planning to conduct the important meeting regarding the decisions made by the central government and NADA and they are still rigid about adhering to the norms of WADA arguing that ICC adheres the principles of WADA and that they are firm about conducting dope tests under the supervision of private organization called IDTM.
Neither the ICC nor the BCCI gave confirmation of official statements regarding the dope tests for the players. Recently, the Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad failed the dope tests and heading to receive the sentence of a ban for four years according to the norms of the ICC.