Tharanga fails doping test
Sri Lanka batsman tests positive for banned steroid
Last Updated: May 30, 2011 1:31pm
Tharanga: Faces investigation after testing positive for a banned steroid
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."