ICC lifts suspension on Sri Lankan wicket-keeper Kusal Perera
Posted on: 12 May 2016 17:16:51
12 May 2016 Current Affairs: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that it has lifted the provisional suspension imposed on Sri Lanka wicket-keeper batsman Kusal Perera on 11 May 2016.
The decision was taken after withdrawal of the disciplinary charges against Perera that were made in December 2015. The pronouncement came after the WADA-accredited laboratory in Qatar withdrew its original Adverse Analytical Finding following further investigations.
As a result, Perera can now return to domestic and international cricket with immediate effect.
What were the charges on Perera : Perera has tested positive for a banned substance and was recalled from the New Zealand tour in December 2015.His urine sample was provided for a random test by the International Cricket Council during the home series against Pakistan in May 2015. However, the cricketer stated that he took some medicines for a leech bite. After the A sample became positive, he himself with the help of Sri Lanka Cricket Board asked for the testing of B sample, which was tested at Qatar.On 25 December 2015, the results of the B sample came and it revealed that he is positive for the banned substance.
About Kusal Perera : Mathurage Don Kusal Janith Perera plays Test cricket, One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) for the Sri Lanka national cricket team.At present, he is the permanent wicket keeper in all formats.He was a key member of the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 winning team.He owned the joint second fastest fifty of all time in ODI history.
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