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Sri Lanka’s Perera fails doping test

Kusal Perera has mostly played restricted-overs cricket for Sri Lanka, including 51 one-day internationals

Sri Lanka wicketkeeper/batsman Kusal Perera has tested optimistic for a banned substance and has been sent house from their tour of New Zealand.

A statement from Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) stated Perera failed a random test for the duration of the current tour of Pakistan.

The 25-year-old, who will be replaced by Kaushal Silva in New Zealand, played in 5 one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches during the tour.

SLC says it will test his B sample in line with anti-doping regulations.

The governing body added it would “make each and every endeavour” to allow Perera to resume his career “at the earliest opportunity in compliance with the ICC regulations”.

Silva, 29, joins the squad for two Tests, 5 1-day internationals and two T20 matches in New Zealand from December ten to January 10.

Kusal Perera
Matches Runs Typical
Tests three 169 33.80
ODIs 51 1,259 27.36
Twenty20s 22 596 27.09