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Perera tests positive for banned substance

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 Dec 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Colombo, Dec 7: Sri Lanka recalled wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera from New Zealand after he tested positive for a banned substance, the tion'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.

"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 eble Kusal Janith Perera to resume playing cricket at the earliest opportunity in compliance with the ICC Regulations." IANS

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