Sri Lanka’s Perera tests positive for banned substance

Colombo, Dec 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka recalled wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera from New Zealand after he tested positive for a banned substance, the nation’s cricket board said on Monday.

The 25-year-old was randomly tested during the recent Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka and the results of his urnine samples returned positive, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement.

The first Test begins on December 10.

“SLC has been advised that a sample provided by Kusal Janith Perera for a random testing carried out by the ICC during the recent Pakistani tour, has yielded a positive result for a banned substance,” said the SLC statement.

“In view of this and in terms of the applicable ICC Regulations, SLC has recalled Perera from New Zealand. SLC will take all steps required to have a further sample tested and make every endeavour to enable Kusal Janith Perera to resume playing cricket at the earliest opportunity in compliance with the ICC Regulations.”

“ICC confirms @OfficialSLC Kusal Perrera provisionally suspended after a sample he provided was found to contain a prohibited substance,” the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on twitter.

Perera will be replaced by right-hand batsman Kaushal Silva.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here