Sri Lanka recall Kusal Perera from New Zealand tour after drug test

PTI
Published Dec 8, 2015, 2:36 am IST
Updated Mar 26, 2019, 7:58 pm IST
He became the second Sri Lankan international cricketer after Upul Tharanga.
Kusal Perera became the second Sri Lankan international cricketer after Upul Tharanga to be found positive for a banned substance. (Photo: AFP/ File)
 Kusal Perera became the second Sri Lankan international cricketer after Upul Tharanga to be found positive for a banned substance. (Photo: AFP/ File)

Colombo: Sri Lanka has recalled wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera from the ongoing New Zealand tour after he was tested positive at a random drug test.

"Sri Lanka Cricketer has been advised that a sample provided by Kusal Janith Perera for a random testing carried out by the ICC during the recent Pakistan tour has yielded a positive result for a banned substance," a SLC statement said.

 

The right handed opener Kaushal Silva will replace him, SLC added.

Perera was to play in the two-match Test series starting in Dunedin on December 10 and the following One-day International series.

He became the second Sri Lankan international cricketer after Upul Tharanga to be found positive for a banned substance.

Tharanga, the left handed opener served a three month ban following the 2011 World Cup.

 

 

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