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Sri Lanka opening batsman Upul Tharanga tested positive for an banned substance at this year's World Cup, an International Cricket Council (ICC) source told Reuters on Sunday.

"The ICC will not comment on this as per World Anti-Doping Agency regulations," an ICC spokesman said.  Reuters

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  • shan zameel Monday, 30 May 2011 08:07 AM

    ICC should take action to retain bats and other cricket equipments used by Tharanga during the world cup........seem to be good punishment.

    Yuwani Monday, 30 May 2011 04:26 AM

    Why now! WC was over an year ago ! Is this because england
    ODI tour is getting closer !

    Ben Monday, 30 May 2011 04:27 AM

    If ICC is not connected to anti doping why did he get himself tested?

    Konde Bendapuchhena Monday, 30 May 2011 04:48 AM

    now Wimal W can say this is international conspiracy

    Nalin Monday, 30 May 2011 04:49 AM

    According to reports: Tharanga has asthma, and he has tested positive for prednisilone which is a medication for asthma.

    Ananda Monday, 30 May 2011 04:56 AM

    Exactly. It is astma medication (not prednisolone but steroid inhalors). But he would have informed in advanced.

    RRR Monday, 30 May 2011 05:30 AM

    What is happening to SL Sports.... first boxing, then weightlifting and now cricket.... May be some more to come...
    Dear Sports Minister, this is over to you !!!

    Nalin Monday, 30 May 2011 05:31 AM

    I agree, he should have informed in advance...

    Fair N Square Monday, 30 May 2011 06:16 AM

    Marrianne Jones of USA !!!! rings a bell? He atleast was administered by a doc, she took it knowingly.....

    Steven Miller Monday, 30 May 2011 07:13 AM

    What a shame on you Sri Lankans. Just because Lasith didn't return now you started talking against him.

    Ceylonese Monday, 30 May 2011 07:19 AM

    Random selection of players is not fair. Everyone must be tested like in Olymppics etc or not.

    obama Monday, 30 May 2011 08:00 AM

    Ban ki moon! you are the culprit.

    R Monday, 30 May 2011 04:24 AM

    SL sportsmen must be better educated about this.

    Baristus Jayatilleke Monday, 30 May 2011 08:12 AM

    correct i assume.........

    OffsidePlayer Monday, 30 May 2011 08:13 AM

    we really don't care about boxing or lifting but Cricket.... isn't that my 2nd religion.? This to me is blasphemy.

    Bumba Monday, 30 May 2011 08:15 AM

    Never seen the fellow suffering from asthma when he plays cricket. I have seen asthma patients.

    I Hussein Monday, 30 May 2011 08:42 AM

    And they will legalize the drug. BCCI & CA are spoiling this great game.

    Ranjo Monday, 30 May 2011 08:45 AM

    But, I heard about a VVIP doctor, who claims to do alternative medicine (herbs and stuff!)

    ransam Monday, 30 May 2011 08:41 AM

    Do not be an idiot. Akram played with diabetics and Amstrong with cancer.

    shace-UK Monday, 30 May 2011 09:07 AM

    Remember Indiain cricket team ta not part of WADA...which means officially they cannot test indians for any use of drugs!!!!

    AJ Monday, 30 May 2011 09:18 AM

    .he was taking a drug which in banned list to treat Asthma .... i don't think he was aware of that.............Poor guy

    MCompany Monday, 30 May 2011 01:15 PM

    Awesome!!!

    MM Tuesday, 31 May 2011 03:53 AM

    (Eliyantha) White Magic!!!

    Dimuthu Sunday, 29 May 2011 11:13 PM

    And Ian Chappel's...

    Bumba Sunday, 29 May 2011 03:15 PM

    The continuation of the trend or the "International Conspiracy".

    Alipola Sunday, 29 May 2011 03:17 PM

    This is a conspiracy by the british to demotivate our team currently in England! Please ignore this rubbish

    samosa Sunday, 29 May 2011 03:22 PM

    Sad to hear what has happened to these guys... getting gold medals in common wealth by taking drug... now cricket... huh..

    avid Sunday, 29 May 2011 03:49 PM

    its just a bloody asthma drug...... only thing it was banned recently

    Amal Perera Sunday, 29 May 2011 03:50 PM

    Obviously, a terrible black mark on the entire cricket history.!!! Motivated by greed???

    Amanthi Sunday, 29 May 2011 04:18 PM

    ?? Very Surprising... What possible enhancements could drugs do in cricket? Not an endurance test as in many other games ya? Anyways, this sounds silly to me.

    Pathfinder Sunday, 29 May 2011 04:54 PM

    He is an innocent and poor guy. This is a mistake by him for sure!

    dohaboy Sunday, 29 May 2011 04:56 PM

    third sri lankan sportsman within a short period !!! shocked!!!

    Icc gunasoma Sunday, 29 May 2011 05:01 PM

    better check sachins, gambhirs, malingas, and ashish nehras.. as well .. common cause!

    Guru Sunday, 29 May 2011 10:08 PM

    Even the sportsman of SL are like the cheating politicians. Shame.

    Yehiya-Doha Sunday, 29 May 2011 02:41 PM

    Very shock statement. They may lack in knowledge of drugs.

    Lalith Sunday, 29 May 2011 11:43 PM

    This is rubbish. It was someone else before

    Abdul Monday, 30 May 2011 12:23 AM

    So the magic code of the magic doctor has been broken, Lasith, Sachin,gautham and Nehra all should be tested

    shesh Monday, 30 May 2011 02:34 AM

    this is just a drug which is in medication for asthma..no biggie..

    Binatan Monday, 30 May 2011 02:35 AM

    Whats wrong with so many sportsman in SL. If u guys are gona take drugs, then do it in way that u wouldnt get caugit. Stop shaming your country.

    Baristus Jayatilleke Monday, 30 May 2011 03:11 AM

    exactly if Sachin does test postive then the ICC will drop charges on all players. After all it is the BCCI who run the game nowadays.

    banana republic Monday, 30 May 2011 03:54 AM

    Oh but so was that boxer guy....he too was an innocent poor guy?

    Samantha Monday, 30 May 2011 03:58 AM

    Can't be. even if positive, for sure it's a mistake.

    Fayad Monday, 30 May 2011 04:03 AM

    Too many cooks spoil the soup too many VVIP doctors spoil have spoil the sports in general.

    mike Monday, 30 May 2011 04:09 AM

    yes! cricket is a game on skill & mind. drugs cannot enhance performance. all drugs shud hv been adminstered by SLC doc sadly not happened.

    Lakmal Monday, 30 May 2011 04:17 AM

    if Sachin's test positive, ICC will not take any action.......


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