Live Covid-19
United States 45,738,585
Cases: 45,738,585
Deaths: 743,880
Recovered: 35,304,097
Active: 9,690,608
India 34,052,687
Cases: 34,052,687
Deaths: 452,010
Recovered: 33,392,353
Active: 208,324
Brazil 21,627,476
Cases: 21,627,476
Deaths: 602,727
Recovered: 20,773,826
Active: 250,923
United Kingdom 8,361,651
Cases: 8,361,651
Deaths: 138,379
Recovered: 6,839,129
Active: 1,384,143
Russia 7,925,176
Cases: 7,925,176
Deaths: 221,313
Recovered: 6,960,024
Active: 743,839
Turkey 7,601,626
Cases: 7,601,626
Deaths: 67,225
Recovered: 7,039,752
Active: 494,649
France 7,080,375
Cases: 7,080,375
Deaths: 117,245
Recovered: 6,872,368
Active: 90,762
Iran 5,765,904
Cases: 5,765,904
Deaths: 123,695
Recovered: 5,294,981
Active: 347,228
Argentina 5,271,361
Cases: 5,271,361
Deaths: 115,660
Recovered: 5,137,618
Active: 18,083
Spain 4,984,386
Cases: 4,984,386
Deaths: 86,974
Recovered: 4,825,794
Active: 71,618
Colombia 4,978,689
Cases: 4,978,689
Deaths: 126,796
Recovered: 4,822,045
Active: 29,848
Italy 4,712,482
Cases: 4,712,482
Deaths: 131,503
Recovered: 4,502,457
Active: 78,522
Germany 4,377,899
Cases: 4,377,899
Deaths: 95,416
Recovered: 4,134,100
Active: 148,383
Indonesia 4,233,014
Cases: 4,233,014
Deaths: 142,889
Recovered: 4,070,807
Active: 19,318
Mexico 3,749,860
Cases: 3,749,860
Deaths: 284,008
Recovered: 3,108,714
Active: 357,138
Poland 2,933,834
Cases: 2,933,834
Deaths: 76,067
Recovered: 2,672,656
Active: 185,111
South Africa 2,915,560
Cases: 2,915,560
Deaths: 88,562
Recovered: 2,804,065
Active: 22,933
Philippines 2,705,792
Cases: 2,705,792
Deaths: 40,424
Recovered: 2,586,369
Active: 78,999
Ukraine 2,610,899
Cases: 2,610,899
Deaths: 60,137
Recovered: 2,316,582
Active: 234,180
Malaysia 2,377,033
Cases: 2,377,033
Deaths: 27,770
Recovered: 2,251,758
Active: 97,505
Peru 2,187,368
Cases: 2,187,368
Deaths: 199,775
Recovered:
Active: 1,987,593
Netherlands 2,040,337
Cases: 2,040,337
Deaths: 18,237
Recovered: 1,958,779
Active: 63,321
Iraq 2,032,660
Cases: 2,032,660
Deaths: 22,713
Recovered: 1,961,666
Active: 48,281
Thailand 1,772,838
Cases: 1,772,838
Deaths: 18,205
Recovered: 1,647,255
Active: 107,378
Japan 1,713,268
Cases: 1,713,268
Deaths: 18,051
Recovered: 1,686,214
Active: 9,003
Czechia 1,705,971
Cases: 1,705,971
Deaths: 30,528
Recovered: 1,660,760
Active: 14,683
Canada 1,676,873
Cases: 1,676,873
Deaths: 28,468
Recovered: 1,613,623
Active: 34,782
Chile 1,667,547
Cases: 1,667,547
Deaths: 37,594
Recovered: 1,620,240
Active: 9,713
Bangladesh 1,564,881
Cases: 1,564,881
Deaths: 27,746
Recovered: 1,526,891
Active: 10,244
Romania 1,430,475
Cases: 1,430,475
Deaths: 41,130
Recovered: 1,220,953
Active: 168,392
Live Covid-19
United States 45,738,585
Cases: 45,738,585
Deaths: 743,880
Recovered: 35,304,097
Active: 9,690,608
India 34,052,687
Cases: 34,052,687
Deaths: 452,010
Recovered: 33,392,353
Active: 208,324
Brazil 21,627,476
Cases: 21,627,476
Deaths: 602,727
Recovered: 20,773,826
Active: 250,923
United Kingdom 8,361,651
Cases: 8,361,651
Deaths: 138,379
Recovered: 6,839,129
Active: 1,384,143
Russia 7,925,176
Cases: 7,925,176
Deaths: 221,313
Recovered: 6,960,024
Active: 743,839
Turkey 7,601,626
Cases: 7,601,626
Deaths: 67,225
Recovered: 7,039,752
Active: 494,649
France 7,080,375
Cases: 7,080,375
Deaths: 117,245
Recovered: 6,872,368
Active: 90,762
Iran 5,765,904
Cases: 5,765,904
Deaths: 123,695
Recovered: 5,294,981
Active: 347,228
Argentina 5,271,361
Cases: 5,271,361
Deaths: 115,660
Recovered: 5,137,618
Active: 18,083
Spain 4,984,386
Cases: 4,984,386
Deaths: 86,974
Recovered: 4,825,794
Active: 71,618
Colombia 4,978,689
Cases: 4,978,689
Deaths: 126,796
Recovered: 4,822,045
Active: 29,848
Italy 4,712,482
Cases: 4,712,482
Deaths: 131,503
Recovered: 4,502,457
Active: 78,522
Germany 4,377,899
Cases: 4,377,899
Deaths: 95,416
Recovered: 4,134,100
Active: 148,383
Indonesia 4,233,014
Cases: 4,233,014
Deaths: 142,889
Recovered: 4,070,807
Active: 19,318
Mexico 3,749,860
Cases: 3,749,860
Deaths: 284,008
Recovered: 3,108,714
Active: 357,138
Poland 2,933,834
Cases: 2,933,834
Deaths: 76,067
Recovered: 2,672,656
Active: 185,111
South Africa 2,915,560
Cases: 2,915,560
Deaths: 88,562
Recovered: 2,804,065
Active: 22,933
Philippines 2,705,792
Cases: 2,705,792
Deaths: 40,424
Recovered: 2,586,369
Active: 78,999
Ukraine 2,610,899
Cases: 2,610,899
Deaths: 60,137
Recovered: 2,316,582
Active: 234,180
Malaysia 2,377,033
Cases: 2,377,033
Deaths: 27,770
Recovered: 2,251,758
Active: 97,505
Peru 2,187,368
Cases: 2,187,368
Deaths: 199,775
Recovered:
Active: 1,987,593
Netherlands 2,040,337
Cases: 2,040,337
Deaths: 18,237
Recovered: 1,958,779
Active: 63,321
Iraq 2,032,660
Cases: 2,032,660
Deaths: 22,713
Recovered: 1,961,666
Active: 48,281
Thailand 1,772,838
Cases: 1,772,838
Deaths: 18,205
Recovered: 1,647,255
Active: 107,378
Japan 1,713,268
Cases: 1,713,268
Deaths: 18,051
Recovered: 1,686,214
Active: 9,003
Czechia 1,705,971
Cases: 1,705,971
Deaths: 30,528
Recovered: 1,660,760
Active: 14,683
Canada 1,676,873
Cases: 1,676,873
Deaths: 28,468
Recovered: 1,613,623
Active: 34,782
Chile 1,667,547
Cases: 1,667,547
Deaths: 37,594
Recovered: 1,620,240
Active: 9,713
Bangladesh 1,564,881
Cases: 1,564,881
Deaths: 27,746
Recovered: 1,526,891
Active: 10,244
Romania 1,430,475
Cases: 1,430,475
Deaths: 41,130
Recovered: 1,220,953
Active: 168,392

Anti-doping measures at IPL: NADA might outsource sample collection

By: PTI |

Published: July 29, 2020 8:39:45 pm


Till the 2019 IPL, BCCI bore the cost of sample collection and testing with the WADA-approved IDTM in charge. (Source: File)

In charge of dope control at the IPL for the very first time, the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) might have to outsource the task of sample collection given the high cost of handling the exercise when the event is held in the UAE.

The next best option for NADA will be using the services of UAE’s National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) or contact Sweden’s International Dope Test and Management (IDTM) which has done sample collection and testing for the last 12 seasons of the IPL.

The BCCI came under NADA’s ambit from the third quarter of 2019, making this year the first time that the agency will handle sample collection during the IPL, to be held from September 19 to November 8.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the BCCI to shift the tournament to the UAE, provided it gets the final approval from the Home Ministry.

“It is expected that the approved schedule will be out next week and once we send it to NADA, they can take a call. It’s completely their call as they will have to bear the cost of sample collection and transportation,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

When PTI approached NADA DG Navin Agarwal on the issue, he didn’t divulge much apart from “we will let you know once we decide on the issue”.

Till the 2019 IPL, BCCI bore the cost of sample collection and testing with the World Anti-Doping Agency-approved IDTM in charge.

There are a few options that NADA has according to those who are well abreast with the workings of the agency.

Outsourcing sample collection to UAE NADO

This is the most cost-effective measure where NADO will collect the sample and transport it to the WADA-accredited laboratory in Doha. NADA has been sending collected samples to this lab ever since the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) was suspended by WADA.

“This is the most convenient option in terms of checking the cost and sample transportation. NADA foots the bill which will be much lower,” a source privy to the developments said.

In any case, the Dope Control Officers (DCOs) employed by NADA are not organisation’s staff and are hired on a contractual basis.

NADA sends DCOs to UAE

Another option is that NADA sends at least 3 to 4 DCOs to the UAE at its own cost for sample collection. It is expected that these DCOs will stay at the bio-secure facility created by the BCCI, which will be different from the ones created by the franchises for their players. The tab has to be picked by NADA as cost will run into lakhs.

With the agency already short of target-testing during an Olympic year due to the pandemic-forced lockdown and working on a specific budget, spending a huge amount on testing players at the IPL may not be a wise idea, according to experts.

“When Indian athletes train in Europe or the USA, does NADA send DCOs for sample collection in those countries?” asked one of them.

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