Prithvi Shaw failed a dope test earlier this year, his suspension was announced last month and just weeks later, the BCCI has agreed to end years of defiance and become fully compliant with the dope-testing norms of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).
The decision was made in a meeting involving Sports Secretary Radheshyam Jhulaniya, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and BCCI GM (Cricket Operations) Saba Karim on Friday, 9 August. in New Delhi.
So, how have things changed now for Indian cricket? How does this affect Indian cricketers? Why was the board defiant till now?
Here are a few answers.