Indian Premier League Current Affairs - 2019

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BCCI agrees to come under NADA

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) agreed to come under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). In this regard, BCCI has given in writing that it will adhere to anti-doping policy of NADA. Till now, Sweden-based International Dope Testing Management (IDTM) was collecting cricketers’ samples on behalf of BCCI and submitting them to the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL).

Implication of this decision: NADA will now collect samples of all cricketers during domestic tournaments, bilateral series etc. It can also collect samples of all domestic and international cricketers in Indian Premier League (IPL) since it domestic event of BCCI. Thus, all Indian cricketers will now be governed by same rules and processes as other sportspersons in terms of doping testing including out-of-competition testing.

About National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)

It is national organisation which is responsible for promoting, monitoring and coordinating doping control program in sports in all its forms in India.

It was established as registered society under Societies Registration Act of 1890 in 2005 with mandate for dope free sports in India.

Primary objectives: To implement anti-doping rules as per World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code, promote education and research, regulate dope control programme and create awareness about doping as well as its ill effects.

Primary functions:

(i) Implement anti doping code to achieve compliance by all sports organizations in the Country.

(ii) Coordinate dope testing program through all participating stakeholders.

(iii) Promote anti doping research and education to inculcate the value of dope free sports.

(iv) Adopt best practice standards and quality systems to enable effective implementation and continual improvement of the program.

‘Cricket World Cup: The Indian Challenge’ book by Ashis Ray released

Celebrated cricket broadcaster Ashis Ray released a new book titled ‘Cricket World Cup: The Indian Challenge’. It the new book he has Ray penned down the journey of Indian cricket at the World Cups since the inaugural edition of WCs in 1975.

About ‘Cricket World Cup: The Indian Challenge’ Book

  • It is published by Bloomsbury.
  • It describes the readers about the beautiful journey witnessed by India ever since1975 when the West Indies won 60-over World Cup held in England.
  • It reviews all World Cup tournaments from year 1975 to 2015 as well as previews ongoing 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.
  • The book records all matches played by India, since the World Cup inaugural (44 years ago) and also every semi-final and final regardless of whether India featured in them or not.
  • It provides details about the story of India’s turning point in One Day Cricket (ODI) held in Guyana when in March 1983 Indian team under Kapil Dev defeated previously unassailable West Indies in their own backyard.
  • In total nine chapters of book Ray has talked about all facets of Indian cricket with details of India’s performance in each and every World Cup and also about the controversies such as Greg Chappell’s controversial tenure as India coach or Indian Premier League (IPL) corruption scandal.

About Ashis Ray

  • He is the world’s senior-most active cricket broadcaster.
  • At the age of 24 in 1975, Ray made his debut as a Test match commentator on All India Radio (AIR).
  • He holds the merit of being World’s youngest Test match commentator.
  • During the BBC’s coverage of 1983 edition of World Cup match(in which India defeated cricket giants West Indies), he was the only Asian ball-by-ball commentator.