Chandigarh: As doping continues unabated in the ongoing Kabaddi World Cup being held in different towns of Punjab, National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) on Wednesday demanded adequate security for its officials to avoid any untoward incident from taking place.

"Yes, today, we have written to Organising Secretary of the Cup, Pargat Singh and Punjab`s Director General of Police and demanded that adequate security cover be provided to our officials," NADA`s Director General Rahul Bhatnagar said.

He said that he had taken serious view of the incident in which a player and another official of a participating team had allegedly threatened a dope coordination committee official of dire consequences.

"I am trying to get exact details of the incident. But as the matter is serious, we cannot put our officials at risk while they are only doing their duty," he said.

Bhatnagar said that they had asked the organisers before the start of the competition to get dope-free certificates for the foreign players from their respective associations, but that was not done.

"But frequent doping incidents will force them to take a call next time," he said.

Organisers have banned the USA team for its refusal to give samples as the total number of dope-tainted players has reached 38. The three-week tournament, in which 14 teams are participating, had started on November 1.

(Agencies)