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Kusal Perera cleared of all the doping charges

Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Kusal Perera has had all anti-doping charges brought against him dropped by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after the Qatar-based laboratory that conducted the test withdrew its initial findings.

Perera was sent home from Sri Lanka's tour of New Zealand in December after it was announced he had failed a Test during the series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates last July.

He was facing a four-year ban from cricket.

Confirming the same ICC chief executive Dave Richardson said in a statement - 



We wish to make it clear that there is no evidence that Mr Perera has ever used performance-enhancing substances and we wish him well in his future cricketing endeavours.


Richardson said cricket's governing body would talk to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), which had accredited the laboratory about the case and will seek an immediate explanation about the same.

The Sri Lankan team is currently in UK preparing for the test series against the host starting next week.

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