Tharanga fails doping test

Sri Lanka batsman tests positive for banned steroid

Last Updated: 30/05/11 1:31pm

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Tharanga: Faces investigation after testing positive for a banned steroid

Tharanga: Faces investigation after testing positive for a banned steroid

Sky Bet

Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga failed a random doping test during the recent Cricket World Cup.

The left-handed player has been informed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) that he tested positive for a banned steroid.

In confirming the news, the Sri Lankan sports ministry added that a national inquiry would also be held.

Spokesman Harsha Abeykoon said: "The sports minister (Mahindananda Aluthgamage) named a three-member panel to launch a domestic investigation and as a first step they will record a statement from Tharanga at the earliest opportunity."

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