Wicket-keeper batsman Kusal Perera from Sri Lanka faces four-year ban

Wicket-keeper batsman Kusal Perera from Sri Lanka faces four-year ban

By: || Updated: 25 Dec 2015 11:38 AM
Colombo: Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Kusal Perera is facing the prospect of a four-year ban after his B
sample tested positive for a banned substance.

"The ICC has informed that he faces a four-year ban," Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera said. "We are hoping to appeal," he added.

Perera's urine sample was tested in Qatar after the ICC had originally found it contained a banned substance.

Consequently, Perera had to drop out of Sri Lanka's current tour of New Zealand. Sri Lanka lost the series 0-2.

Perera is Sri Lanka's second player to flunk a dope test. Left-handed batsman Upul Tharanga was suspended for three months after testing positive for a banned substance during the 2011 World Cup.

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