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NADA: Whoabouts are you ?

by RajaB

Yesterday it was about WADA...

So what is new today ?

NADA

Yes, National Anti-Doping Agency. It is the Indian version of the WADA. It is an autonomous body that comes under the purview of the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. Full marks for guessing that this was formed to clean-up Indian sports. Especially after the dark era of weightlifting post the last Commonwealth games. This is the same body which handled the Monika Devi episode during the Beijing Olympics.

Post that episode the Sports ministry wanted to streamline the operations of this body. The first step for them was to write to all the sports federations in India asking them to be part of this body. There were some associations that readily complied with this request and adopted their anti-doping standards. There were many who didn't even care to reply thinking NADA was just another nada.

Finally the Sports ministry thought enough is enough and promulgated a notice in the gazette and got it published in the leading dailies in India.

What did those ads say ?

All sports bodies in India needed to write back and comply to the NADA regulations. It would be taken for granted that those who don't reply by September 15, 2008 concur with the regulations of NADA.

It would be September 15 in another month the only difference, this is 2009. There still were associations that have not complied. Among those who failed to respond was this big, cash rich sports body. They suddenly woke up yesterday, roughly a year after the deadline according to the newspaper ads and more than that if you take into consideration the initial communication that was sent to all the sports associations in India.

I am sure you would have guessed right by now... BCCI is the body we are talking about. There are some of us who believe that BCCI had the "GUTS" to reject WADA, that was day before if I am not wrong.

Do those of us feel gutted now, that BCCI is signing up with NADA - the country cousin of WADA ?

May be all this while BCCI had doubts about the "whereabouts", of NADA

Or was that the "Whoabouts" ?

Tail piece: NADA also goes by the WADA code, so what's the point in rejecting one and embracing the other ?

ICL & IPL... Does that ring a bell ?

So who will be the Noah of NADA ??

3 comments:

Naked Cricket said...

Very illuminating Raja.

But it now appears instead of WADA, now NADA will make an offer you cannot refuse.

RajaB said...

@NC: It's quite a natural thing in Indian cricket... Like what a ICL can't an IPL could...

straight point said...

i have not read a single pc where it is said bcci HAS SIGNED NADA...

signing up and signed is two different thing which i don't need to tell...

per my knowledge if you officially protest to something and matter is under consideration then you don't have to go to each and every one (body) to file protest...

so if as you said NADA comes under WADA...and if bcci's protest is subjudice in parent body..then don't you think its automatically applicable to nada as well?

also do check this link...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/top-stories/Whereabouts-clause-to-be-reviewed-at-year-end/articleshow/4865152.cms

wada is ready to review the code by ear end...and its not rocket science (i think) that on whose protest they are forced to review it...

don't be so hasty in concluding to your convenience...