In 2023, Ravindra Jadeja emerges as the most frequently tested cricketer. The National Anti-Doping Agency, Ravindra Jadeja tested the most frequently between January and May of this year.
According to the NADA, star India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja the most frequently test cricketer between January and May of this year. According to data release on the agency’s website, Jadeja subject to three dope tests over this time period.
In the first five months of this year, a total of 55 cricketers, both male and female, were test for doping. It’s worth noting that more than half of these tests were conduct ‘Out Of Competition. Indicating NADA’s proactive strategy. This big shift is anticipate to result in more tests being perform on cricketers than in the previous two years.
According to the data, NADA gathered 54 and 60 samples from cricket players in 2021 and 2022, respectively.
However, during the same time span this year, India’s captain Rohit Sharma and famed batter Virat Kohli went untested.
In April, another famous all-rounder, Hardik Pandya, too faced an OOC urine test. In contrast, Rohit Sharma tested with three samples per year in 2021 and 2022. Whereas Kohli unaffected by NADA’s tests.
The rise in doping tests was accompanied by an increase in tests on female cricketers. While roughly 20 samples were taken from female cricketers in 2022. The first five months of 2023 saw only two female cricketers, India’s captain Harmanpreet Kaur and brilliant left-handed batter Smriti Mandhana.
Notably, the majority of these samples were likely gather during competitions such as the Indian Premier League (IPL). Seven of the 58 samples were blood samples, with the rest being urine samples. Jadeja’s tests were all urine samples, whereas Thangarasu Natarajan was subjected to two tests in April, one urine and one blood.