Kusal Janith Perera has said that he has not been banned yet and the official hearing into the doping charges against him is to be held in May.
Media reports quoting Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera this evening said that the International Cricket Council (ICC) has imposed a four year ban on Kusal Janith for allegedly using banned substance.
After these reports, former Captain Mahela Jayawardane tweeted; “Spoke to Kusal. He is suspended and has an official hearing in May. Then ICC will decide on his future. He is not banned yet according to Kusal.”
According to the ICC, Kusal has not been banned but only suspended until the inquiry is over.
You are a good player and we miss you, but you are a liar and a bluffer like Malinga.
SL Mayor Tuesday, 12 April 2016 12:15 PM
Some people here do doping to be good at games. That doesn't mean it is good and fair to be allowed to play. There is no point pointing fingers at Indian Cricket Board or anyone for that matter. He would have been left aside if hasn't used any drugs in the first place.
r. senneviratne Thursday, 14 April 2016 10:03 AM
Upcoming player who I believe may have messed up.
Dham Tuesday, 12 April 2016 01:26 PM
20 -20 over now ICC (technically control by India) could uplift the ban. via DM Android App
galaya Thursday, 14 April 2016 04:10 PM
well hope kusal can play next England tour via DM Android App
Cheers Tuesday, 12 April 2016 03:32 AM
If he was not banned why was he not allowed to play Mahela I am confused
Ravi Tuesday, 12 April 2016 03:41 AM
Remember ICC is virtually controlled by Indians and will do anything to keep him out.
Amden Wednesday, 13 April 2016 03:26 PM
he has obviously lied at some stage, to the ICC. That is why he has been asked to take a Polygraphy test.
sinhabahu Tuesday, 12 April 2016 06:28 AM
Hope you will join our team soon.our prayers are for you kusal .
S B Lowe Saturday, 16 April 2016 02:07 PM
Good example of what happens when we have sports minister who has never held a bat.
Hubert Saturday, 16 April 2016 02:24 PM
we loose the services of a star due to idiots in CBSL
unchikun Tuesday, 12 April 2016 07:48 AM
In Sri Lanka we are good at passing the buck, even when there is solid proof. Time to grow up and be a responsible and ethical nation.
budi Tuesday, 12 April 2016 08:41 AM
in 90s SL won games thanks to Arjuna Aravinda Mahanama. after their retirement Sana carried responsibility for next few years. Then sanga and mahela took over. last couple of years we saw kushal shaping up to be that man as we won almost every game when he scored. we want you there badly kushal.. via DM Android App
Gemiya Tuesday, 12 April 2016 09:35 AM
Minister might not be aware of the difference between suspended and banned! In general our politicos never being subjected suspend nor banned during their career! So they are not that familiar with these words , I think.
usaguy Tuesday, 12 April 2016 09:53 AM
Gemiya is correct. KJP is suspended and most likely will be banned. He is found guilty but the inquiry is to decide the severity of the ban. via DM Android App
mohan Tuesday, 12 April 2016 10:08 AM
What I cannot understand is will any cricketer take a banned steroids being knowing the Protocol of the ICC ? They are very well aware that they are subject to a test before matches.As Mr.Ravi mentioned some body want only Kusal out of the world T20 tournament as he is a explosive batsman like Sanath and he is a match winner. We know the country behind this conspiracy and glad they were kicked out at the semifinals.
Bala Tuesday, 12 April 2016 10:13 AM
Suspension is not allowed to play - like compulsory leave for an employee.
Mandy Tuesday, 12 April 2016 10:15 AM
You forgot Gurusinghe who did yeoman service.
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