Ukad to receive £6m cash injection after government review

• Wiggins Jiffy bag case exposed anti-doping agency’s limitations
• Sports minister Tracey Crouch confident money will be a huge help

The UK Anti-Doping Agency is to receive a £6m cash injection, boosting its annual budget by more than 50%, after high-profile cases including the Bradley Wiggins Jiffy bag investigation highlighted its relative lack of funding and power.

Ukad will receive the £6.1m, spread over the next two years after a review of its operations by the government’s department of culture, media and sport. Ukad, which currently receives around £5.5m a year, feared last year it would be bankrupt by a long-running battle with Tyson Fury.

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