Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera has examined sure for a banned substance and has been recalled from the New Zealand excursion, Sri Lanka Cricket stated in a unencumber on Monday. Perera’s pattern used to be supplied for a random check by way of the ICC within the fresh house collection towards Pakistan. Kaushal Silva will substitute Perera within the squad for the New Zealand excursion. The primary Check begins on December 10.
In its unlock, SLC stated that it might take all steps required through the ICC to have an additional pattern examined and “make each and every undertaking” to allow Perera to renew enjoying cricket on the earliest alternative in compliance with the ICC’s laws. Perera were picked in all 3 squads for the excursion.
An ICC spokesperson stated Perera were “provisionally suspended” pending the result of the disciplinary procedure to be adopted beneath the ICC’s Anti-Doping Code. “The ICC can ascertain that Mr Kusal Perera has been charged via the ICC with an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the ICC Anti-Doping Code after a pattern he supplied used to be discovered to include a Prohibited Substance,” the spokesperson siad. “In line with the Code Mr Perera has been provisionally suspended pending the result of the disciplinary procedure to be adopted beneath the Code. The ICC won’t make to any extent further remark on this topic till such time because the disciplinary lawsuits are resolved.”
Neither the ICC nor SLC have now not but showed what the banned substance is.
The ICC had served Perera with a Realize of Rate on Monday, and Perera now has 14 days by which to request a listening to ahead of an unbiased three-person Anti-Doping Tribunal. Consistent with the ICC’s Anti-Doping Code, a participant who fails to document a written request for a listening to prior to that 14-day time limit “shall were deemed to have admitted that he/she has dedicated the anti-doping rule
violation(s) specified within the Realize of Rate” and to have approved the effects laid out in that Realize of Price.
Perera additionally has the appropriate to request a laboratory analyse an unopened and untested “B pattern”, so as to “ascertain the [ICC’s findings] in appreciate of the A Pattern”. Each samples are taken from the participant on the similar time.
Perera were Sri Lanka’s most sensible scorer within the ODI leg of the Pakistan excursion right through which – in accordance the SLC – the sure pattern were given. He hit a 17-ball fifty in the second one ODI, and struck 116 from 109 balls within the 5th, to finish the collection with 230 runs at a mean of 46. He had now not been within the enjoying XI right through the Check collection, and used to be much less efficient within the two T20 fits.
His suspension is the second one primary blow to Sri Lanka’s excursion of New Zealand, after Dhammika Prasad used to be despatched house because of damage over the weekend. Perera’s absence will weaken an already-inexperienced Sri Lanka batting order, and can pressure both Dinesh Chandimal or 20-year-old Kusal Mendis to take the gloves. His alternative, Silva, too can stay wickets, however has in large part batted within the most sensible order prior to now, and is much less more likely to be designated wicketkeeper. At any price, Silva handiest lands in New Zealand on Wednesday – at the eve of the primary Check.
Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo’s Sri Lanka correspondent. @andrewffernando
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