Two experts from the Board of Control for Cricket in India Dr Abhijit Salve and Anshuman Upadhay conducted a workshop on anti-doping and anti-corruption for the players and support staff of the Sikkim Cricket Association here on Wednesday.
In the first phase of the education programme, Dr Abhijit Salve enlightened the players and support staff of the BCCI Anti- Doping Code and the substance they can and cannot take. They explained that the players are ultimately responsible for what they consume. They cannot claim ignorance if they test positive. It is the player’s duty to inform the person concerned of every medication they are taking. The person concerned, in turn, will contact the BCCI Anti -Doping Cell to check the substances/medications that the players are consuming and will guide the players accordingly. The players can also directly contact the Anti-Doping Cell to check the substances/medications that the players are consuming or advised to consume. The
BCCI Anti-Doping Helplines are available 24×7 to answer all drug-related queries from players and the support staff.
In the second phase, Anshuman Upadhay enlightened the players and support staff of the BCCI Anti-Corruption Code. He explained different consequences involved in seeking, accepting, offering or agreeing to accept any bribe or other reward to fix or to contrive in any way to influence the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of any match or event.
Entering into any bet with any other party (whether individual, company or otherwise) in relation to the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of any match or event. Disclosing inside information to any person (with or without Reward) before or during any match or event where the participant might reasonably be expected to know that disclosure of such information in such circumstances could be used in relation to betting.
SCA general secretary Sonam Palden Bhutia said the workshop was held to enlighten players on these two important aspects of the game. “This educational workshop, which is an annual feature, is taken up by BCCI to educate players on banned substance and how to protect from dubious people”.
“Many cricketers are unaware of several banned substances, and they consume it without knowledge while working out in training. This workshop will throw light on such performance enhancing drugs which are banned” SCA President Lobzang G Tenzing said.
During the workshop, the players and team support staff were provided with a pocket guide about prohibited substance list.