Kusal Perera returns home before New Zealand tour

Kusal Perera returns home before New Zealand tour

Kusal Perera returns home before New Zealand tour

Written by Tharushan Fernando

08 Dec, 2015 | 8:41 am

Wicketkeeper-batsman, Kusal Perera has been tested positive for a banned substance and had to return to the Island from New Zealand.

Sri Lanka Cricket has noted that Perera failed a random test during the recent tour of Pakistan also added that it will test his B sample in line with anti-doping regulations.The 25-year-old will be replaced by Kaushal Silva in New Zealand and governing body added it would “make every endeavour” to enable Perera to resume his career “at the earliest opportunity in compliance with the ICC regulations”.

Sri Lanka is to take on New Zealand in two Tests, five one-day internationals and two T20 matches from December 10 to January 10.

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