The World Anti-Doping Agency suspended the National Dope Testing Laboratory in Delhi for six months "due to non-conformities with the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL)." The NADA can appeal the suspension in the next 21 days.
The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) will start testing the players registered under Indian cricket board during the next Duleep Trophy game in Bengaluru, having agreed to BCCI's demands for qualified medical practitioners as Lead Dope Control Officers (LDCO).
Among those who have tested positive are athletes who are in the national camp and medalists at junior nationals as well as Khelo India Youth Games. All nine athletes have been provisionally suspended.
Meldonium became famous after tennis superstar Maria Sharapova tested positive for it in 2016. Though not approved by the US FDA, the drug has been easily available over the counter in Eastern Europe and Russia.